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Two CPUT students released on bail

Two CPUT students released on bail

Two students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) have been released on bail on Wednesday. 

The students, who were arrested for public violence on Tuesday, were released on R800 bail each. 

Their attorney Lufuno Musetsho told News24 that his clients were not protesting with the group of students and claimed that they were "randomly picked by the police". 

The students are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's court on Thursday. 

On Monday, a group of protesters petrol bombed the design workshop building at the institution's Cape Town campus. 

Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Chris Nhlapo released a statement following the incident.

"It has been a difficult start to the work and academic week. As many of you are aware an arson attack on the design building in the early hours of yesterday morning has caused extensive damage to an industrial design workshop and the entrance to that building.

Luckily, thanks to the fast intervention of the Fire Department, the situation was contained before the fire could spread," he said.

On Wednesday, CPUT  announced that classes at the Mowbray campus have been suspended as result of disruptions due to protests. 

"This morning a group of protestors disrupted classes on the Mowbray campus. The campus is shut down until further notice."

Assessments in the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences that were supposed to take place on Wednesday, September 13, were suspended until further notice. 

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