Police in their riot gear watch as students protest outside the Rondebosch police station. Picture: Carla Bernardo


Cape Town - Tension - as well as the number of protesters - grew outside the Rondebosch police station on Tuesday as the University of Cape Town student-led protests over planned fee increases continued to gather momentum.

“They will probably throw stun grenades at you and fire rubber bullets but do not disperse! Do not move!” shouted one of the march leaders, Dudu Ndlovu, over a loudhailer.

She was separated from the rest of the protest group by the police station’s fencing.

About 200 University of Cape Town students as well as workers and academic staff stood outside shouting “Arrest us! Arrest us!”.


Students parked at various places on campus have not been allowed to leave campus.

Posted by UCT Radio 104.5fm on Monday, 19 October 2015