[WATCH] UKZN Westville students clash with police

[WATCH] UKZN Westville students clash with police

Students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus have had a run-in with Public Order Police this morning.

UKZN Westville unrest, police on scene
Nushera Soodyal

In a video, students are seen hurling stones at officers who retaliate by firing rubber bullets and stun grenades.

A vehicle was damaged. 

UKZN SRC President, Sanele Hlongwa says there are two issues the students are unhappy about.

"The first one is the issue of registration and people that have been excluded. They seem to be ignoring the fact that many students in the university have been academically excluded. May students have been excluded unfairly."

"The second issue is the issue of residences and the conditions. The university continues to recognise universities that are not conducive for students," Hlongwa added.

Hlongwa says they have been trying to meet with the university's Vice-Chancellor since last week.

In a statement, the university says protest action took place on both the Westville and Howard College Campuses today.

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Management says they are engaging student leadership to address concerns raised by the students.

The situation is stable at the moment and police officers from the Public Order Police are at the scene to monitor the situation.

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