UKZN students march on legislature

2015-10-22 13:42
UKZN students march on the KwaZulu Natal Legislature

UKZN students march on the KwaZulu Natal Legislature (Jomo Sibiya)

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Durban – About 200 students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Pietermaritzburg campus marched to the KZN Legislature on Thursday as part of national demonstrations by higher education students.

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SRC president Richard Mhlongo told News24 that students hoped to put more pressure on government.

"Previously, there was an issue of electricity. This was a crisis and our government was quick to prioritise R25 billion for this. We are saying this is the same situation in education and should be treated with the same respect.

"We will be demonstrating until they make resources available to all students seeking higher education."

KZN legislature spokesperson Wonder Hlongwa confirmed the students marched on legislature.

"However, they did not have any memorandum. They had the usual placards asking for fees to fall. They seemed disorganised to me," Hlongwa said.

The protests comes after a peaceful demonstration in Cape Town turned violent on Wednesday when police fired stun grenades and teargas at students who had forced their way into the Parliamentary precinct.

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