- Mar 26, 2010
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/buses-torched-admin-block-stoned-as-cput-students-protest-over-accommodation-20190213Two bus shuttles were torched and the administrative building was stoned during overnight protests at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) on Tuesday evening.
In a statement, CPUT management confirmed the incidents. "The positive start to the 2019 academic programme has been dealt a blow after the institution was the victim of an arson attack overnight," the statement read.
"Today (Wednesday), CPUT staff woke up to the news that two bus shuttles were torched and that the administrative building on the Bellville campus had been stoned.
"This is demoralising for the dedicated staff who have already persevered through a traumatising crisis period since 2015."
This comes as students protest over the lack of accommodation at the institution, with some building shacks to highlight the problem.