Eyelids Must Fall: DUT students disperse to 'go sleep'

By Drum Digital
28 September 2016

Students at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Wednesday morning dispersed to get some sleep before continuing their protests

Durban – .

At a meeting on Steve Biko Road, around 100 students agreed to "go sleep", following violent protests on Tuesday.

"We must go sleep so we can come back and show this Mickey Mouse police how strong we are," an unidentified student said.

DUT spokesperson Alan Khan said management would meet National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and education department officials on Wednesday to address students’ concerns.

One person was arrested on Tuesday after violent clashes between students and police at the ML Sultan campus.

Students on Wednesday intended heading to the Durban Magistrate’s Court to support their arrested colleague, but quickly made an about-turn when they realised he would only appear on Thursday.

DUT students had been protesting against fee increases since the institution reopened for the spring on Monday. They removed students from lecture theatres and classes on the ML Sultan and Ritson campuses on their first day back.

On Tuesday, students marched on City campus. On their way, they brought Warwick Junction to a standstill blocking traffic.

SRC president Zama Mncube said they apart from their demands about fees, they wanted concerns about the NSFAS addressed.


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