Historic western Cape church badly damaged in student protest arson attack

Posted Sep 28, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] A 130-year-old church in District Six at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town has been badly damaged in a suspected arson attack. The building was set alight the night of Sept. 27, during the latest in a long-running series of sometimes violent protests at the campus. The church’s undercroft and hall bore the brunt of the damage. The protests relate to the suspension of four students last month as a result of their involvement in demonstrations about student facilities and in-sourced workers. The protests have continued despite the university obtaining a temporary court order prohibiting students from unauthorized occupation of campus buildings.

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