Durban - Fifteen female Mangosuthu University of Technology students were treated for smoke inhalation after they awoke to find their residence on fire in the early hours of on Thursday.
The institution got a court interdict to try to prevent further unrest after students started protesting last Thursday over fees.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Mashupye Kgaphola said “a suspected arsonist or arsonists” set fire to one of the female residences on campus.
None of the students was injured.
Speaking at a briefing on Thursday, Kgaphola said: “The affected building is one in which we have placed female students with disabilities.