Several vehicles torched at the University of Zululand

Six vehicles, including three buses, belonging to the University of Zululand were torched last night following ongoing protest action on campus.

According to sources close to the university, damage is expected to run into several million rands.

A staff member said that the vehicles were completely gutted and that it included a brand new 4X4 bakkie that had not yet been registered in the university’s name.

While protest action at other universities across the country have centred on student demands for fee-free education, staff at the University of Zululand have been on strike since August 15 protesting over low pay, among other things.

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Prega Govender
Prega Govender is the Mail & Guardians education editor. He was a journalist at the Sunday Times for almost 20 years before joining the M&G in May 2016. He has written extensively on education issues pertaining to both the basic and higher education sectors.

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