8 UKZN students to remain in custody

2016-10-03 19:25
A student is led away by a policeman at the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus. (File, Amil Umraw, The Witness)

A student is led away by a policeman at the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus. (File, Amil Umraw, The Witness)

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Durban – Eight students arrested at UKZN in Pietermaritzburg will remain in custody after they appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

They would be back in court on October 11. They were arrested on Saturday and charged with public violence after clashes with police and security guards during protests against fee increases.

In the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday, six other students arrested for illegally gathering at UKZN’s Westville campus on Friday were granted R1 000 bail each.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Kara said they would be back in court on November 2.

A small group of protesters disrupted lectures at UKZN on Monday morning, university spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka said.

A group of about 20 people disrupted some lectures in T and L Blocks on the Westville campus earlier in the day. Security guards dispersed them. Protesters at the entrance of the main Howard College campus were also dispersed.

Violent clashes have broken out at various universities across the country during protests against fee increases.

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