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UWC rector 'shocked to the core' at violent student protests

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) rector, Professor Tyrone Pretorius has condemned the latest student protests that brought the campus to a tense standstill on Wednesday.

(Also read our article: "It's the scariest experience I've had in my life", says student #UWCShutDown)

Students have expressed their dissatisfaction with discussions regarding fees at the institution and have given university management an ultimatum - address their demands or the violent unrest will continue.

It seems the outstanding matter is their insistence that we write off the historical debt which amounts to R270 million. There's no way that can be done, we have tried to explain and reason.

Professor Tyrone Pretorius, UWC rector

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Disgruntled students allegedly torched a residence, administration building and disrupted examinations, claiming management had failed to adequately address their needs.

Pretorius said he empathises with parents and non-protesting students that have been negatively affected by the protests and added that no cause justified the recent actions.

WATCH: Police and students clashed violently into the night at the University of the Western Cape's Bellville campus.

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