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Media Release

26 August 2015
TUT condemns violent clash between EFF and SASCO members
The Tshwane University of Technology strongly condemns the violent clashes that erupted
between members of the EFF and SASCO at the University’s Pretoria Campus today.
This followed an unsanctioned visit to campus by EFF leader, Julius Malema, to rally EFF
members to vote in numbers in the SRC elections taking place at the University tomorrow,
27 August 2015.
The University acknowledges organisations’ right to use its facilities for exhibitions,
promotions and rallies, however, there are protocols to be followed. Any external party who
wants to use TUT facilities for promotions, exhibitions or rallies should obtain permission
beforehand. Visitors are also expected to abide by the University’s Rules and Regulations
and the academic project should not be disrupted. To TUT’s knowledge the EFF has not
applied for permission to host a rally on any of TUT’s campuses today.
The EFF blatantly ignored these protocols. TUT only became aware of the planned visit after
the EFF issued a media statement yesterday, informing the public of their intention to visit all
TUT campuses in support of the SRC elections.
A contingency plan was put in place to monitor and deal with the situation, should large
numbers of EFF supporters converge on any of TUT’s campuses.
The University will monitor and manage the EFF’s planned visits to its Soshanguve and
GaRankuwa Campuses later today.

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