Cape Town - The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has confirmed disruptions at its residences as students confronted people they claim are suspected rapists.
According to UWC spokesperson Gasant Abarder, the students went to the residences in the early hours on Wednesday morning to identify these alleged suspects.
"The students allegedly tried to apprehend the individuals. Police arrived on the scene and took action in an attempt to disperse the crowd. The students accused of these crimes were removed from the premises."
Abarder said while there have been reports of shots being fired by police officers, he was unable to confirm if this and referred the matter to SAPS.
He added that UWC was aware of the "heightened anger in the wake of the murders of young students", including Jesse Hess, and other acts of violence against women.