This as hundreds of students from the two universities marched to Parliament demanding to know when President Jacob Zuma would release the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training report.
Several students were held as they were dispersed outside Parliament shortly after Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement.
UCT student Qondisa James said: “We are on the ground together. We will fight together. This is a call for all universities to unite.”
The students were escorted by police from Parliament to the CPUT’s Cape Town campus. They demanded an end to the “demilitarisation” of universities, the disbandment of all “paramilitary security”, the release of the fees commission report on free education and the withdrawal of court cases against students.