Police have threatened to shoot us – UKZN students

2015-10-21 14:34
(News24 Correspondent)

(News24 Correspondent)

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Durban – The University of KwaZulu Natal, one of KZN’s biggest higher education institutions, joined the national student protest on Wednesday.

The Westville campus saw small groups of students move from class to class removing their peers. A large group gathered at the cafeteria and thereafter demanded management address their concerns.

Speaking to News24, Westville SRC spokesperson Nash Khumalo claimed police had threatened to shoot students.

“We thereafter sat down quietly. We are not here to cause problems. This has been done right from the beginning. Our message has been clear. We want fees reduced like our other comrades countrywide and there must be no increase.”

All major universities throughout South Africa embarked on a protest on Wednesday following a Wits University protest earlier this week that has called for reduced higher education fees.

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