University protests have begun – photos show massive destruction at UKZN

Six vehicles have been torched in riots at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, with over 200 students taking part in the protests.

According to News24 and CICA South Africa, the vehicles were flipped and torched at the Westville campus on Monday evening.

“They burnt six vehicles from the campus, threw stones at the police, vandalised the centre management office using stones, and blocked the road,” said the SAPS.

Stones were also thrown at passing vehicles, as the students protested potential fee hikes and inadequate accommodation.

16 students have been arrested, according to the report.

The damage to the vehicles and university follows the torching of an exam venue at the varsity’s Pietermaritzburg campus last week, said CICA.

The images and video below show the damage to the vehicles and exam venue.

UKZN Protest

UKZN Protest

UKZN Protest

UKZN Protest

UKZN Protest

UKZN Protest

UKZN Protest

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