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UKZN dismisses rape claims as false

The victim of the assault has clarified that the violation took place off university grounds.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard Campus. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

DURBAN - The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) says claims that a woman was raped at the Pietermaritzburg campus are false, with the victim having clarified that she was sexually assaulted off university grounds.

Vice Chancellor Dr Albert van Jaarsveld has held a briefing on the status of talks aimed at resolving the current dispute with students.

WATCH: UKZN vice chancellor sets the record straight on protests

UKZN spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka says the victim of the sexual assault is angry that her rape has been used by the Student Representative Council (SRC).

"She said to us, 'I have not been raped. Actually, I am getting very angry that the SRC and some in the media are saying that I have been raped. Go to the Pietermaritzburg police station, I have opened a case of sexual assault, because the manner in which I was handled; I felt as if I was being violated.'"

The university has dismissed calls to reveal who owns the private security company on campus, saying there has been no formal inquiry lodged with council.

WATCH: UKZN SRC call for VC and management to step down

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