Rorisang Kgosana
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13 Jan 2016
2:10 pm

Tuks obtains interdict against protesters

Rorisang Kgosana

Tuks was closed to staff and students on Wednesday.

Police fire rubber bullets and stun grenades on the campus of the University of Pretoria as protesters from Unisa join forces with protesters at the UP on 12 January 2016. Protests were ongoing since last year around outsourcing and student financing. Picture: Christine Vermooten

The University of Pretoria (Tuks) has interdicted protesters on the campus, spokesperson Anna-Retha Bouwer said on Wednesday.

This after the campus had to shut down on Tuesday due to ongoing unrest by workers who were demanding that the university terminate its use of outsourced workers, Rekord East reported.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said stun grenades were used to disperse the protesters.

“Protesters were resisting to move from the campus as instructed by the police. Police had resorted to stun grenades to disperse them. No one was reported injured and no arrests were made,” Makhubela said.

The university was closed to staff and students on Wednesday.

“An urgent court order was obtained, interdicting protesters from their unlawful actions to bring the situation under control and to allow students who have worked hard to be admitted to the university and who have often travelled far, to continue with registration,” said Bouwer

She said talks between the institution and various stakeholders were continuing regarding the insourcing of services.

The university was also working closely with the department of higher education and training to resolve the situation, she said.

“Online registrations are going according to schedule,” Bouwer added.

– Caxton News Service