Security guard hospitalised following petrol attack

Security guard hospitalised following petrol attack

Nine Durban University of Technology students have been taken into custody after allegedly trying to set a security guard alight outside the Steve Biko campus this morning.

Arrest, handcuffs
Violent protests flared up again in the early hours of the morning, hours after the institution announced that classes would resume today.

Police spokesperson, Jay Naicker says the 27-year-old guard has been taken to hospital.

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"A maintenance room as well as two security guard houses were set alight. The students are also alleged to have attacked a security guard who worked at the premises," said Naicker.

"They assaulted him, poured petrol on him and attempted to set him alight. He was rescued by police who witnessed the attack. The injured man was then taken to hospital."

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The students are facing charges of attempted murder, malicious damage to property and public violence.

The Public Order Police Unit is keeping an eye on the situation.

The unrest began last week after student, Sandile Ndlovu was stabbed and robbed inside a lecture hall. 

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