Another building set alight in UKZN protest

Last night, 6 cars were torched and a number of buildings have been damaged in an ongoing student protest.

Fire. Picture: sxc.hu

JOHANNESBURG - The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has confirmed that another building has been set on fire this evening, this time at the Howard College campus.

Firefighters are trying to extinguish the blaze.

The incident is the latest case of suspected arson at the institution that's been rocked by student protests for weeks.

Students have been protesting for more than two weeks, over possible fee increases for the next academic year, as well as issues with campus residences and the prices of food at the institution.



Last night, six cars were torched, while a number of buildings have been damaged since the standoff between management and students began.

At least 20 students were arrested during protests at the Westville campus this morning.