Johannesburg - Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande on Monday condemned the violent protests at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).
“I particularly condemn the recent violence and destruction of property that has taken place at the TUT, which has continued into the weekend,” he said in a statement.
“Property has been destroyed and vandalised, and the lives of individuals have been put at risk.”
Nzimande called on TUT's management and police to act against anyone who contributed to the violence and destruction.
“It is also clear now that there is a criminal element in operation here, whose intention is not to advance the interests of students and the institution.”