KZN police on standby as student protests brewing

KZN police on standby as student protests brewing

Police are on high alert today with threats of a mass university shutdown made by SRC members in KwaZulu-Natal.  

Students, management agree to stop protests
Nushera Soodyal

President of the UKZN's SRC, Sanele Hlongwa has made the call - saying there has been a number of issues. 

According to posters circulating on social media, classes won't start until all students have been cleared for registration. 

Hlongwa says the condition of many residences is unacceptable.  

He says students who have outstanding debt with NSFAS, are being prevented from registering. 

"Our focus is about people that must graduate. Registration will be closed from March, the 1st, but counting from now - [the chances] of management addressing the issue is very low. We realise that majority of our students will not be able to register," Hlongwa said. 

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Meanwhile the University of KwaZulu-Natal says it's aware of the call for a mass shutdown. A representative has told Newswatch it will make a statement shortly. 

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