CUT took the lead through Orapeleng Manopole and were almost rewarded for their constant pressure with a second goal when a long ball from Tshepo Tshikare found Tumelo Njoti in the box. However, Wits goalie Brylon Petersen did well to force Njoti to sky his shot.
Wits started the second half in high spirits and nine minutes into the half, Saluleko Mathonsi pounced on a defensive lapse to equalise for the visitors.
However, minutes after coming on as a replacement Abraham Singozo rose high to fire a powerful header past Petersen to restore CUT’s lead, which they held until the end.
TUT finished the game with just nine men on the pitch after Godfrey Mahlale and Tumelo Mowa received red cards. The game went to half time with both teams failing to find the back of the net.
TUT came out firing in the second half, but had to wait until the 73rd minute to find the back of the net, thanks to a header by Sipho Sibiya.
The home side had a chance to increase the score in the 80th minute when Sakhile Mthembu made a brilliant solo run from outside the 18-yard box, but his shot missed the target by a few inches.
UJ fought their way back through a penalty by Tshepo Tolo, who sent goalkeeper Dumsani Msibi the wrong way to earn a share of the points.
The home team started the stronger of the two teams, with NWU-Mafikeng struggling to assert themselves early on.
NWU-Mafikeng started the second half as they ended the first, constantly pestering the Tuks defence, with goalkeeper Dylan Patterson having much work to do.
Both teams showed attacking intent throughout the second half but had to settle for a goalless evening.