UKZN, student leaders to meet amid protests at some campuses

UKZN, student leaders to meet amid protests at some campuses

The University of KwaZulu-Natal says it's suspended the academic programme for the rest of the week, after incidents of violence and intimidation were reported at some campuses.

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In a statement, the university says it's reported that some student leaders have been intimidating members of staff by entering buildings and demanding that activities be halted.


University management says furthermore, there have also been blockages to some entrances to prevent staff from accessing campus.


The UKZN says it will act on reports of staff being physically assaulted, stone-throwing and damage to property.


Management feels it would be prudent to suspend lectures and the shuttle service for the rest of this week.


Meanwhile, a meeting will be held with the Student Representative Council on Monday to discuss its memorandum.

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The institution says police and the varsity's private security and Risk Management Services will continue to monitor the situation.


Meanwhile management at the Durban University of Technology has reiterated that a statement being circulated on social media platforms, calling for walk-in registrations, is fake news.


It says it did not issue the message adding that all registrations will continue to take place online.

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