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.
@NalediPandor Mama please help the students of the University of Zululand @UNIZULUongoye. Students have been suffering without FOOD, TEXTBOOKS and in some cases NSFAS says they didn't even receive the applications from the institution. Which might mean no funding for them.
— MaVumisa (@nnyandenimavum1) March 1, 2018
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.
Evicted students @ the university of zululand will sleep outside pic.twitter.com/qFgFV0AMok
— mr.s.for.land (@mrsforland2) March 1, 2018
Furthermore, the Richards Bay Campus will operate normal, as the teaching and learning of the academic programme will be continuing normally.