Durban - Classes are set to resume at the Durban University of Technology after students went on rampage following the brutal attack of Sandile Ndlovu and the death of another student two days later.
DUT spokesperson, Nduduzo Ndlovu said members of the management team met with the SRC since last week and has had follow up meetings where the SRC tabled their concerns around the safety of students on campus and in residence.
"They also demanded that DUT remove Excellent Security, who are the contracted, private security provider on campus. We urged the SRC to give us the opportunity to complete the procurement process for the appointment of the new security services provider. Furthermore, there have been speculation regarding the investigation into the incident involving Sandile Ndlovu. Contrary to some media reports and social media claims, DUT has been co-operating with the police investigation into the incident involving the student. DUT has given the police access to the CCTV footage. Regretfully, there was no camera footage of the actual attack against Ndlovu. The CCTV footage, some of it showing Sandile’s and others’ movements before he went into the lecture venue, has not been tampered with. We are also eager for the suspect to be apprehended. Management can confirm that the university continues to engage with the Ndlovu family and yesterday, members of the Ndlovu family were on campus to meet with colleagues from Student Services and Protection Services," Ndlovu said.
He said on Tuesday, the SRC threatened to continue to halt lectures.
"This demand has serious implications for the more than 34000 DUT students, our staff and our stakeholders," he said.