UKZN gets court order as students continue illegal protest action

2014-02-14 00:00

THE University of KwaZulu-Natal experienced disruptions on three Durban campuses yesterday morning –– Westville, Edgewood and Howard College due to student protests.

The university’s spokesperson, Lesiba Seshoka, said the protesting students engaged in illegal protest action disrupting lectures in some disciplines.

“There is a strong police and security presence. Three students have been arrested on the Westville campus and six on the Howard College campus. The High Court interim order was made final [yesterday] protecting the university against mass action, disruptive gatherings, demonstrations, intimidation, unlawful protests and any violent act.”

He said the management held extensive meetings with the Student Representative Council to address issues.

“We wish to reiterate that the University Management and Student Services Division in particular remain open for constructive engagement with students through the SRC structures. However, a small group of students are determined to continue to engage in unlawful protests. The situation on the campuses is being managed and monitored by the University’s Risk Management services and SAPS,” Seshoka said.

All lectures on all campuses are continuing.

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