UKZN Howard Campus on alert after threats of violence

2016-09-21 10:27

Durban - The University of KwaZulu-Natal's Howard College campus remains heavily protected amid rumours of a student "shutdown" on Wednesday morning.

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Riot police, eThekwini metro police and private security personnel remain on high alert at the campus. 

The considerable presence of law enforcement came as a voice note, apparently produced by a student, went viral. 

The note, the origin of which is unknown, detailed a shutdown of the campus.

The speaker warned those not willing to participate in the shutdown to stay away from classes.

She quipped, apparently in reference to another student, that he would not be finishing his degree on time and there would be "mass destruction". 

The campus has been a flashpoint of protests, with the law library torched two weeks ago. 

On Tuesday hundreds of UKZN students at the Pietermaritzburg campus took to the streets in protest over fees.

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