UKZN: Protesters chase law students out

2013-03-20 00:00

PROTESTS at the University of KwaZulu-Natal continued yesterday as pockets of students went on rampage, disrupting students at the Howard College campus law library.

Opposition parties have expressed concern at the “lack of responsibility” from both sides of the fence.

Students set a tyre alight, and one was taken for questioning by the police, said provincial police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane. By yesterday afternoon the situation had calmed down and some lectures had resumed, but police were still on high alert.

Dudu Mabaso, an architectural student, said: “They went into the law faculty and chased students out of class. I have never seen students so angry.”

Tom Stokes, the DA’s spokesperson on education, expressed concern at the violence that was beginning to characterise the protest.

IFP spokesperson on education Alfred Mpontshane, said there was a shortage of 207 800 beds at institutions of higher learning in the country.

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