Violent student protest at Unizulu lead to the suspension of classes

Violent student protest at Unizulu lead to the suspension of classes

- Unizulu students have joined students across the country that are protesting against NSFAS and low university fees

- According to the police no one injured during today's violent protest that left a police van and university infrastructure torched

- The university has suspended all classes as a result of ongoing protest

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Dissatisfied University of Zululand student took to the streets today protest issues mainly around NSFAS, many are not for the newly appointed Students’ Representative Council (SRC) administrator and the SRC budget for postgraduate studies.

During the violent protests a police vehicle was torched while buildings at the KwaDlangezwa campus North of KwaZulu-Natal were vandalised and some set alight.

Protesting students also blocked the R102.

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Briefly.co.za learned that classes suspended due to the student protests at Unizulu.

Unizulu students join UKZN and many other universities nation wide that have embarked on protests.

Briefly.co.za last month reported that the University of KwaZulu-Natal was under siege with protesting students blocking access to the premises. A professor was attacked with a brick during the violence, with students climbing on top of anti-riot vehicles dispersed to the scene. Read more:

No one was injured during today's protests however according to KZN SAPS a case of malicious damage to property has been opened.

According to TimesLIVE the police have been on the look out for police officers who may have been in the police van when students set it alight.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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