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UCT student injured during protest

A student at the University of Cape Town has been injured during on-going protests against a proposed fee increase of 10.3%.

The student was allegedly knocked down by a motorist outside one of the campus gates. This as students have blockaded entrances to the institution since Monday morning. It's believed the student injured her leg and she has been taken to hospital.

Meanwhile, a number of students from all Wits university campuses have gathered at the main campus in Braamfontein ahead of a meeting with the university's executive council.

The council is expected to brief students on a way forward in terms of the proposed 10.5% tuition increase for 2016.

This follows student protests at the university since Wednesday last week. All academic activities have been suspended.

Thousands of students have gathered outside the Great Hall ahead of a briefing by the universities executive council. Students are singing and dancing amidst a heavy campus security presence. It is expected that the council will brief students on a way forward in terms of the proposed  tuition  increases, which students claim are too high.

In an agreement over the weekend, Wits management agreed to suspend the proposed 10.5 % fee increment and said fresh negotiations would get underway.

Source: SABCNews

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