Cops monitoring WSU after violence
Mthatha - Twenty students were arrested after violence at Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.
"Yesterday [Monday] by late afternoon, we arrested 20 students for public violence and damage to property. They will appear in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court today," said Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela.
The university was closed on Tuesday. Students were expected to return home.
"We will monitor the situation today [Tuesday] and see how it goes," said Fatyela.
About 1 000 students began a protest at the Nelson Mandela Drive campus at about 06:00 on Monday. They blockaded roads with rubbish bins, burnt tyres and threw stones at the police, who fired rubber bullets at them to disperse them.
Fatyela said students were demanding passes, even though they had failed their tests.
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