200 students arrested

2010-09-16 07:16

Eastern Cape police arrested 205 students from the Walter Sisulu University for public violence and malicious damage to property.

The students had torched three buses and the diningroom on campus, and stoned the police in clashes which started at 3am yesterday, said Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela.

He said there was a dispute between the students and the university’s management.

The fires were extinguished by firefighters. While police were investigating the cause of the fires, students threw rocks at the police vehicles.

The students were arrested and taken to the Mthatha Central Police Station.

Fatyela said they would all be formally charged.

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