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Shutdown at UKZN campus as protest resumes

Shutdown at UKZN campus as protest resumes

The University of KwaZulu-Natal has announced the suspension of classes at its Westville campus for Monday, after a number of students began disrupting lectures.

In an interview with News24, SRC spokesperson Nash Khumalo said students would continue protesting for a free education system in spite of the Department of Higher Education dropping its proposed six percent fee increase for 2016.

“We are merely continuing with our protest action for free higher education for all. This morning we have gained some momentum. We have gone to classrooms and removed students without harming them,” Khumalo said.

On Friday, students from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and Tswane University of Technology (TUT) staged a mass gathering outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria where President Jacob Zuma was engaging with Vice-Chancellors in order to the resolve the protest.

Classes as Wits as well as the University of Cape Town have also been put on hold with other institutions returning to normal.


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