Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela has denied allegations that student leader Mcebo Dla.
Staff in the office of the Master of the high court in Pretoria demonstrated at the department of Justice head office yesterday.
Justice department spokesperson Zolile Nqayi said staff were refusing to go to their workplace after a fire broke out on the 12th floor of their building on Tuesday.
He said the fire started as a result of human error and was extinguished.
However, the demonstrators maintained that it was not safe for them to enter the building and they wanted it repaired. - Sapa