UCT condemns brutal attack on two security guards

20 October 2016 - 17:32 By Tmg Digital

The University of Cape Town has condemned a brutal attack on two private security guards on the university’s upper campus on Wednesday and had appealed to anyone with information to contact the police. It said one of the guards was beaten up by a group of protesters near the food court.The other had a rock dropped on his head from an upper storey of the Steve Biko Student’s Union building. It is reported that he is in hospital in a serious condition. The university added that the South African Police Service was investigating charges of assault with the intention of causing grievous bodily harm. “We appeal to anyone with information on these incidents to contact SAPS directly or phone Campus Protection Services on 021 650 2222‚” it said.“UCT utterly condemns these attacks and all other forms of violence by any person‚ including throwing of dustbins‚ invasion of buildings‚ threatening and assaulting staff and students‚ and malicious damage to property. Any person who is identified as committing any unlawful acts on UCT property will face legal charges and‚ if they are UCT students or staff‚ disciplinary action‚” the university added.

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