Fee protests continue at UKZN

2016-08-18 12:16
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Durban – Two students were arrested as protests continued on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus on Thursday morning, a spokesperson said.

They were arrested for possession of dangerous weapons. The protests disrupted the academic programme, University of KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka said.

Lectures on the university's Westville campus were disrupted from midday on Wednesday.

He said that teaching and learning proceeded unhindered on UKZN’s Howard College, Edgewood and Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campuses.

“The university condemns in the strongest possible terms any acts of violence and intimidation and action will be taken against students that are found to be in violation of university rules and regulations,” he said.

Students were protesting ahead of Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande’s announcement on university fees later this month.

Police and UKZN’s security guards were monitoring the situation.

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