Five senior students claim being targeted following student protests


Five senior engineering students from the CPUT are calling for legal assistance to help them fight the institution after they were allegedly suspended during the November protests.

Four of them now face disciplinary hearings and another student who claimed he was wrongfully accused by an alleged by-passer for throwing stones at the building has already been expelled. They were arrested during campus protest about financial exclusions while on of the student said CPUT student representative council's deputy president Sihle Ngxabi said as the SRC they reject and condemn the alleged victimisation of the five students.

CPUT Spokesperson Lauren Kansley said any disciplinary hearing between CPUT and a student followed a stringent process before any outcome was reached. She further ensued, CPUT is unfortunately not in a position to divulge any further information.

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By Everngelista Muza