Durban – The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) suspended lectures on Monday amidst chaos caused by protesting students at its Westville campus, who set alight a security vehicle, threatened non-protesting students and stoned police.
Students at universities in the province have called for a total shutdown of institutions from Monday, the official start of the academic year, over National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) payments and slow registrations.
Protests are also taking place at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in Umlazi.
At UKZN’s Edgewood College campus in Pinetown, students could be seen dragging bins into roads and overturning them in a bid to stop traffic in the early hours of the morning.
A vehicle had also allegedly been set alight at UKZN’s Howard College campus, although this could not be independently confirmed at the time of publication.