UKZN student protests enter third week

UKZN student protests enter third week

Durban Metro police say they're monitoring the protests at Howard College campus - following disruptions there this morning. 

UKZN colleges protests
Lauren Beukes

The University of KwaZulu-Natal announced at the weekend that its academic programme will resume this morning - after a delay of two weeks. 

Scenes of unrest played out on several campuses last month, forcing the varsity to shut its doors. Registrations continued though.  

READ: Registration continues at UKZN amid class suspensions

The police's Boysie Zungu says there has also been reports of a peaceful protests outside Edgewood campus in Pinetown.

Zungu says the protestors were burning tyres but assures Metro will be on standby at both campuses. 

"We can confirm that our Metro police members attended at a University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College, they saw tires on the road and those tires were removed. We think the protestors were preparing for action."

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