Durban - Following continued violent protests by students at the University of Zululand in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Police Minister Bheki Cele on Thursday held a series of meetings with stakeholders in an effort to address the security concerns raised by students.
The protests follow the shooting of a student from the institution during a house robbery off campus.
The incident saw students stage violent protests where they blocked main roads and disrupted teaching and learning at three local high schools and the torching of the satellite police station.
Cele said condemned the school closures and arson calling it unacceptable.
“This is an act of criminality, those schools must be opened and pupils can’t be punished for issues they know nothing about. The authority of the State can’t be disrespected, no matter what the complaint is, those who have burnt the police station must be brought to book,” Cele said.