University Of Zululand Students Shuts Down School Over Meal Allowance

PICTURE: Twi

On Thursday angry students at the University of Zululand burnt down buildings and were forced to leave the campus.

Teaching and learning was disrupted as dozens of students set alight a police van, buildings including the bookshop during a protest over unpaid allowances for meals, stationary and Nsfas funding.

According to the statement, students were carrying sticks, bottles and other materials as they forced their way into lecture halls and disrupted lectures leaving the campus to shut down till further notice.

It is believed the university management has decided to close the KwaDlangezwa Campus to secure the campus with additional security and the assistance of the South African Police Service.

The statement has revealed that, the campus will be closed until further notice and the staff from the KwaDlangezwa Campus are instructed not to report for duty until further notice.

Students living in KwaDlangezw residences were also advised to leave the residence with immediate effect as they won’t be able to access the campus till further notice.

Furthermore, the Richards Bay Campus will operate normal, as the teaching and learning of the academic programme will be continuing normally.