WATCH: Vehicle set alight during protest at UKZN Westville campus


Presented as written by Kailene Pillay, journalist from The Mercury:


WATCH: Vehicle set alight during protest at UKZN Westville campus

NEWS / 4 FEBRUARY 2019, 10:45AM / KAILENE PILLAY

Durban – UKZN Westville campus is on lockdown after protesting students set a vehicle alight.
 
It is believed the vehicle belonged to Risk Management Security.
Heavy security has been deployed to the campus as students have gathered in and around the area.
They also allegedly broke open a fire hydrant on the main road at the campus.

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DUT and UKZN Howard Campus  are also under heavy security despite no violent protests breaking out there as yet.
According to students at all campuses, lectures and all other academic programmes have been suspended until further notice. Police are now evacuating staff and non-protesting students from UKZN Westville campus.
UKZN Westville campus is on lockdown after protesting students set a vehicle alight.
Students at four KwaZulu-Natal universities threatened an indefinite strike from today – day one of the academic year – until their demands are met for free education, safer student residences and increases in their food and book allowances.
Student leaders at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban University of Technology (DUT), Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) and University of Zululand (UniZulu) have confirmed their participation in the protest.
Universities said they were aware of the planned student protest but could only evaluate the situation today.
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