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Sanlam Auditorium at UJ 'destroyed' by fire

The university will be holding a press briefing this afternoon about the building that was set alight.

FILE: University of Johannesburg's APK campus in Auckland Park. Picture: University of Johannesburg.

JOHANNESBURG - The University of Johannesburg (UJ) will be holding a press briefing this afternoon about the building that was set alight overnight.

The Sanlam Auditorium at the Kingsway Campus has been destroyed by the fire.

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Management is on the scene but cannot confirm what caused the blaze.

They will be holding a press briefing at midday to give more details on the fire.

It's understood the auditorium was petrol bombed.

There have been no arrests at this stage.

There's a heavy security presence at the entrance to the Kingsway Campus and only those with student cards are being allowed to enter the premises.

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