Guards fire rubber bullets at DUT students

2010-01-26 13:46

Security guards fired rubber bullets at Durban University of Technology students

protesting against fee increases, the Student Representative Council (SRC) said today.

“Students were shot during the protest by the security company, but

I cannot confirm how many students were shot,” SRC president Mfanafuthi Gwabe

said.

The protesters were allegedly trying to disrupt the registration of

new students.

They said registration fees had increased from R2 500 to

R2 700.

“At the moment we are still in a meeting with management. The

meeting was adjourned till 3pm.We have not reached an agreement yet,” Gwabe

said.

Just over 100 students demonstrated at the Mansfield campus,

singing songs and dancing, before security guards used rubber bullets on

them.

Police were monitoring the situation.

Last week’s protests forced the institution’s management to suspend

registration, which resumed yesterday.


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