STRONG ACTION: Security guards clash with students at CPUT’s Cape Town campus. Photo: David Ritchie
STRONG ACTION: Security guards clash with students at CPUT’s Cape Town campus. Photo: David Ritchie
Violence entered the fourth day after private security disrupted a student gathering near the Sadenburg Residence at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Cape Town campus on Thursday. 

This came after police confirmed that they have apprehended 28 suspects allegedly security staff of a security company at the institutions Cape Town campus for being unregistered as well as fraud under the Psira Act 56/2001. 

“The suspects will be detained at the Cape Town Central South African Police Service (SAPS). They are due to appear in court once charged,”police spokesperson FC van Wyk said. 

At the institutions Journalism and Public Relations building in Roeland Street, at the Cape Town campus, a clash between students and the private security led to a computer lab being damaged. 

Protests grew stronger in Cape Town, and at the institutions Bellville campus; it was the installation of the chancellor of CPUT, Thandie Modise. 

One of the student leaders who wanted his name to be withheld said: “We were invited by Blade Nzimande to attend the ceremony of in Bellville. We will not go there. It is a trap and they want us to go there so they can say we disrupted the ceremony. 

"We want to meet with the acting vice-chancellor and resolve these matters.” 

Another student who wanted her name to be withheld said, “I was supposed to write today. I wanted to write and get it over and done with.” 

This comes after an industrial design workshop building was burnt down on Monday forcing all business and engineering activities to be suspended.