Garankuwa campus quiet after protests

2011-02-02 08:49

 The University of Limpopo’s Medunsa campus near Pretoria is “very quiet” after protests from medical students began on Monday, police said.

“I’ve just been there, it’s very quiet,” spokesperson Warrant Officer Mattheus Nkoadi said this morning.

“We are monitoring the situation. We will station police there later.”

Riots broke out on Monday night with students barricading streets with rocks, setting alight rubbish bins and pelting cars with stones. They were protesting against rising fees, poor equipment on campus and insufficient university residences.

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