SASCO condemns torching of VUT property

12 May 2016 - 16:50 By Roxanne Henderson

The South African Students’ Congress (SASCO) is “annoyed” by the destruction of property seen this week at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in student protests. It said this in a statement on Thursday‚ following the torching of buildings at the university's Vanderbijlpark campus on Wednesday night.It also criticised community members in Vuwani‚ Limpopo‚ where more than 20 schools were set alight during protests.“We condemn both these actions with the contempt they deserve‚” it said‚ appearing to suggest that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) should accept some of the blame for creating a "sub-culture of destruction".“The EFF has been promoting lawlessness and anarchy especially at learning sites‚ this is a calculated move aimed at causing instability in the country‚ as they have no interest in the pursuits of academic excellence and success."We are very disturbed that on the eve of exams more academic time will be lost due to the acts of criminality." SASCO called on police to arrest all “criminals” involved in these “crimes”.The Vaal University of Technology's (VUT) operations have been shut down following a spate of student protests this week.On the university's Facebook page it posted a photo of memorandum handed to it by students this week‚ demanding the arrests and suspension of students due to protests on campus be lifted.Classes at VUT are suspended indefinitely...

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