ANC condemns UKZN violence

2016-09-06 16:57
Six vehicles and a building were torched in riots at UKZN. (Supplied)

Six vehicles and a building were torched in riots at UKZN. (Supplied)

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Durban – There was no justification for the arson attacks at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the provincial ANC said on Tuesday.

"We are shocked at this utter act of vandalism which is totally abhorrent, destructive and beyond any justification whatsoever," it said in a statement.

Sixteen students, aged between 17 and 20, were arrested for public violence and contravening a court order, following damage to property on the university’s Westville campus on Monday night. Police said six vehicles and one building on the campus were set alight.

"Those charged with the task of law enforcement should ensure that those responsible for this act of thuggery are immediately brought to law," the ANC said.

ANC provincial secretary Super Zuma said it was a critical time of year for students. He said the ruling party was available to help parties seeking a resolution to the crisis at universities.

University management has suspended lectures at all campuses.  

Last Tuesday, a coffee shop in a cafeteria on the Howard College campus was set alight. A day later, an exam hall on the Pietermaritzburg campus was destroyed by a fire.

Police on Tuesday fired teargas and shot rubber bullets at students on the Howard campus.

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