CUT 23 to be back in court at the end of the month

The case against the 23 CUT students has been postponed to 31 October for a Regional Court date to be set. Photo: Moeketsi Mogotsi

The case against 23 #FeesMustFall students from the Central University of Technology (CUT) has been postponed to 31 October to set a regional court date.

The students made their second appearance at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court after they were arrested for malicious damage to property, illegal gathering and public violence on 27 September.

The 23 students were released on warning and set conditions last month.

The state says it will be processing an application to cancel the warnings for two of the students due to new information which has come to light.

According to the prosecutor, one of the students violated his warning conditions and was involved in a schedule 1 offence previously while the other co-accused provided false information by claiming he’s a registered student.

Only 20 of the students were present in court and their Legal Aid representative, Machini Motloung, said the two absentees couldn’t attend because they are writing exams while the other accused had to attend an interview.

While the students made their appearance in court, Public Order Police had to make use of stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse students attempting to disrupt examinations at the Boet Troskie Hall.

Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News