Durban – One person has been arrested following the violence that resulted in the closure of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westvile campus.
Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, the vice chancellor of the university, made the announcement at a press conference at the university on Tuesday afternoon.
He said that while the university supported the right of students to protest, it could not support the wanton destruction of property.
The protests erupted at the campus on Sunday night where the main administration block was set alight. Protests continued through to Monday morning with the police’s Public Order Policing unit being deployed.
Two cars were also torched and numerous tyres were set alight and staff arriving for work in the morning found the entrances blocked by protesters.