7 UCT students granted bail #UCTShutDown

Sakhikhaya Dlala

Cape Town – Seven students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) charged for contravening a high court order were granted bail on Friday at the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.

The students were charged with contravention of a high court order and partaking in an illegal gathering during the #UCTShutDown on Thursday.

UCT obtained a high court interdict against unlawful protest after the #UCTShutDown disrupted the provision of classes and other university operations.

Two students from this group who were arrested on Lower Campus on Thursday were charged with public indecency after they barricaded Baxter Road without their clothes on in what is believed to have been an art installation.

The bail amount for all seven students has been set at R500.

Magistrate Sylvia Mandla ordered the students not to partake in any unlawful gathering as that would violate their bail conditions.
One of the arrested students is an American student on an exchange program.

She has been ordered to consult her attorney should she wish to leave the country.
The next court appearance will be on 07 December 2017.


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