University of Zululand students given 2 hours to vacate campus

2016-08-30 12:00
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Durban - Students at the University of Zululand, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, have been given two hours to vacate the KwaDlangezwa Campus after violent protests broke out on Tuesday morning.

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A post on the university’s official Facebook page says: "Due to violent activities on and off campus yesterday and this morning, at the KwaDlangezwa campus, all students are required to vacate the KwaDlangezwa campus.

"Students will have two hours (from 10:00 - 12:00) to remove all their belongings from the residences and vacate the premises."

The university said no student would be allowed to remain on campus.

The academic programme had been suspended until further notice, but all staff members were required on campus as normal, the post said.

The university was recently hit by a controversial "degrees for sale" scandal, according to a Sunday Times report. More than 4 000 students allegedly paid for fake degrees over a period of 20 years.

The same circular was sent to staff members and signed by Vice Chancellor Xoliswa Mtose.

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