Fire at UKZN’s law library under control

2016-09-06 21:01

Durban – Firefighters managed on Tuesday to bring under control a fire at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College law library.

On Tuesday afternoon photos posted to social media showed flames rising from windows of the building. Firefighters were soon on scene and contained the situation.

UKZN announced that it will break early for September holidays due to violent student protests and arson on its campuses, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

It would be closed from Wednesday until September 19, Lesiba Seshoka said in a statement.

Sixteen students, aged between 17 and 20, were arrested on charges of public violence, contravening a court order, and damaging property on the Westville campus on Monday night. Six cars and a building were set alight.

On Tuesday, police confronted protesters on the Westville, Howard College, and Pietermaritzburg campuses.

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

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