UniZulu suspends lectures following disruptive protests

UniZulu suspends lectures following disruptive protests

Management at the University of Zululand says it won't allow classes to resume until students call off their disruptive protest action at the north coast institution. 


Demonstrations spiralled out of control in Ongoye yesterday, when a police van was torched. 

Students took to the streets over funding and campus security issues - as well as the appeals process. 

UniZulu spokesperson, Gcina Hleko says lectures were suspended for safety reasons. 

"We will await our management to give us guidance regarding staff members on when it is safe for them to be on campus. For now, we are sticking to the statement that has been released to say the university of KwaDlangezwa campus is closed because safety cannot be guaranteed." 

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"The university has not received a memorandum from students, whereby they are outlining their grievance. We have seen social media posts, which cannot verify where students were outlining a number of issues that they see that the university has not catered for."

"There are platforms where those grievances can be aired, and in this instance, that did not happen."

Students who stay in reses on campus have been asked to vacate them. Police say they are monitoring the situation. 

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