UKZN students still in custody

2014-02-10 00:00

SEVEN students were remanded in custody after appearing briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday in connection with last Thursday’s violent protest at the local campus of the University of KZN.

Mpilo Khathwane (20), Bongumenzi Gina (23), Mngobi Zikode (23), Ayanda Hadebe (23), Nkosinathi Muthwa (24), Siphesihle Dlungwane (23), and Xolile Godiso (23) face a charge of public violence.

They have not yet pleaded to the charge.

The state’s charge sheet alleges that on February 6 at the Pietermaritzburg campus of UKZN, the accused students illegally “sang struggle songs, entered lecture rooms disrupting classes and throwing stones at campus security and police officers”.

The case was postponed to February 18 for a bail application.

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