Violent protest at North West University's Mahikeng campus

Students have circulated pictures and videos on social media of clashes between private security & students.

Police nyala seen on campus at the North West University in Mahikeng. Picture: Twitter: @Thats_Brooklyn

JOHANNESBURG - Stun grenades and rubber bullets have been used to disperse a crowd of students at North West University's Mahikeng campus today, after they disrupted the Student Representative Council inauguration.

Students have been circulating pictures and videos on social media of clashes between private security officers and protestors, after violence erupted this morning.

One appears to show bullet casings from live ammunition.

But the university has strongly refuted claims that a student was shot with live ammunition.

The university's Koos Degenaar also says no one was killed.

"During these clashes some students were injured, and there are allegations of a student that was killed but this is totally unfounded."

WATCH: (Warning - This video contains scenes which may upset sensitive viewers) Disruptions at NWU

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