UKZN: students protest in PMB

2013-05-24 00:00

A GROUP of about 20 University of KwaZulu-Natal students went on an illegal protest at the Pietermaritzburg campus yesterday morning.

However, there were no disruptions of lectures and the group dispersed at around 11 am.

UKZN spokesperson Nomonde Mbadi said the students did not state their reasons for protesting and that the university was willing to engage with them.

A staff member at the university said she had heard the students threatening that they would burn down the university.

But Mbadi said the university’s Risk Management Services was unaware of this threat.

Student Representative Council (SRC) president ­Meshack Zuma said his members disassociated themselves from the handful of protesters.

He said the SRC had no cause to be unhappy because all students had received their financial aid.

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