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Police investigate second UKZN fire

Academic programmes at the university were postponed for two weeks, due to the protests.

Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating the cause of another fire at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

A lecture hall at the university's Pietermaritzburg campus was set alight in the early hours of this morning during student protests.

This is the second fire at the institution this week.

On Monday, a coffee shop at the Howard Campus was also set ablaze.

Academic programmes at the university were postponed for two weeks, due to the protests.

The police's Nqobile Gwala says, "In the early hours of this morning the UKZN students, in the Pietermaritzburg campus, protested and blockaded the roads and the entrance at the university. The information hall was also set alight."