DUT's SRC vows to help those stranded at Steve Biko campus

DUT's SRC vows to help those stranded at Steve Biko campus

DUT's SRC members say they're working to help their peers who are stranded after travelling to Durban hoping to be registered at the institution.

Dut Steve Biko Protests
Steve Bhengu

Thousands showed up at the Steve Biko campus yesterday after seeing messages claiming DUT was allowing walk-in registrations.

But the university says it didn't invite walk-in registrations - and has blamed fake social media posts for the situation.

Some of the students have told Newswatch they travelled from areas including Newcastle, Mandeni and Nongoma.

Many of them spent the night in the sports centre. 

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SRC president, Zabelo Ntuli says they're trying to organise some kind of shelter for them. 

"What we did, is take the names of everyone who slept here and we are going to submit that list to the registration team. But that is not the matter that we want to operate moving forward." 

"It was started initially to ensure that those who slept here become a priority." 

Protests broke out this morning with the students demanding to be registered. 

NOW READ: DUT campuses shut following protests

Law enforcement officers were called in to disperse them.

This student who came all the way from Mandeni became emotional as she explained her frustration and disappointment. 

 "I don't have a plan, I just have to go back home and tell my parents that I tried, I tried - I passed my Matric very well but I guess I have to stay at home now." 

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