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UCT students hold mass meeting

A group of protesting students at UCT are now holding a mass meeting discuss the way forward.

Different student constituencies have gathered on the Jameson Steps of Upper Campus, reports EWN's Monique Mortlock.

300 Health Science students had earlier met with UCT Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price to engage with him on several issues, after he failed to address protesters on Wednesday.

Students expressed their frustration with increased private security on campus and the vilification of protesters by university management and through official communique to the media.

Price asked students for assurance that protests will be peaceful, before reducing security measures on campus.

Academics and lecturers have also shown their support and are in attendance.

University management announced that it will close all campuses until Friday 7 October.

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