CAPE TOWN – Students belonging to the Rhodes Must Fall movement have laid criminal charges against the institution’s management.
They include assault with intent to cause grievous bloodily harm, intimidation and damage to property.
On Wednesday the university obtained an interdict against students, barring them from protesting on campus.
It comes after ongoing violence that saw students clash with police, after erecting a shack on campus.
Protesters burnt paintings ripped from the walls of residences, and set two university vehicles alight.
The movement has denied all the allegations,
saying it’s the university that has been violent against them.
“We’ve realised that every time there are protests there’s violence action taken against us and we saying we are tired of it because it never stops so we are pressing charges against the executive so we are trying to get some action against them that actually goes with what we are trying to do here and that’s bring transformation,” said Cathy Phukubje from the Rhodes Must Fall movement
UCT management responded by saying it is not aware of any charges laid against vice-chancellor Max Price and his executive by the RMF movement.
Spokesperson Elijah Moholola told African News Agency that they are not in a position to comment on the matter until they are formally notified of the charges.