Durban - The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westville campus was closed on Monday following student protests that erupted on Sunday and resulted in police using rubber bullets.
University spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said: “The University of KwaZulu-Natal Westville campus experienced violent protest action late last night and early this morning. The protestors caused damage to property. A number of vehicles were stoned and some facilities were set alight. Protestors also obstructed some campus entrance gates.”
He said that all academic activities at the university had been suspended on Monday and Tuesday.
Police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker said that detectives at the Westville police station were investigating a case of malicious damage to property.
“It is alleged that three vehicles and a building were damaged and set alight by the suspects,” he said.