UJ counts the costs after a massive fire, vows to prosecute arsonists
Mpho Letlape says a group of arsonists responsible for the fire are trying to disrupt the academic programme.
JOHANNESBURG - The University of Johannesburg (UJ)'s Deputy Vice Chancellor Mpho Letlape says the group of arsonists who burnt down the main auditorium at the Kingsway Campus will be identified and handed over to police.
Letlape says the fire at the university was started by a small group of criminals this morning and the damage has been estimated at R100 million.
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The deputy vice chancellor says they have not received any grievances from students, but just last week they extinguished a fire bomb on campus.
#UJFire Letlape says police are investigating, they cannot say it was fire bomb, or who exactly started fire. GN
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The university says those responsible for the fire will be identified through CCTV footage.
Letlape says this was not the wok of the majority of UJ students.
"This was not the work of the majority of UJ students. Instead, the arsonists who have caused a massive damage, are a disappearing minority."
Letlape says no one was injured and the academic programme will continue as scheduled.