Students march for better security

2018-05-23 06:01

STUDENTS at Durban University of Technology who are members of the ANC Youth League are demanding the institution attend to reports of student abuse and other serious issues.

They took to the streets on Saturday in a peaceful march to the DUT Riverside protection services, where they handed a memorandum to the manager.

The ANCYL branch deputy secretary, Emihle Zibonele, said cases of abuse reported from the beginning of the year, remain uninvestigated.

She said abuse of women was unacceptable and there was no justification for it.

She also encouraged victimised men to come out and be vocal against abuse of women.

She said anyone found guilty of the allegations should be dealt with.

Zibonele added that the league did not want a repeat of what happened at the Mangosuthu University of Technology where a student was gunned down earlier this month, allegedly by her former boy- friend.

Zibonele also wants the theft of meal, cash and book vouchers, given by student funding, to be addressed.

She said new students often did not know how to use these vouchers and asked those familiar to assist them.

Instead, the ‘helpers’ learned the voucher pin and used it to steal funds.

Another problem was the crime around campus, including break-ins at outsourced residences.

Said Zibonele: “We have noted that these break-ins are solely targeted at female students and it is a sad fact that out students are even mugged inside campus and residences … we want a firm hand from the protection department in addressing these issues of break-ins because we don’t know what worse will happen if we don’t address this issue immediately.”


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