#DUTShutdown : CLASSES IN DURBAN SUSPENDED AS STUDENTS PROTEST.

The academic program at all Durban University of Technology (DUT) Durban campuses has been suspended due to a protest action.

On Friday morning all entrances to some of the DUT campuses such as the main campus, Steve Biko, were closed from entry.

This is in light of the recent brutal stabbing of a first-year industrial engineering student Sandile Ndlovu, who was attacked and mugged in a lecture room on Monday.

Ndlovu has been in ICU since then.

On Thursday, students led by the SRC President Thamsanqa Memela held a peaceful march to the Vice-Chancellor’s office to deliver a memorandum.

The safety of students was one of the things highlighted in the memorandum.

“Whoever attacked Sandile, we want him to be found because there are cameras (on campus) and security guards”, said Memela as he was handing over the Memorandum to Deputy Vice Chancelor, Dr Isaac Machi.

#JusticeForSandile has been getting a lot of attention on social media, which has resulted in it trending across the country.


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See statement below:

The date of the resumption of lecturers is yet to be known.

Matshidiso Tsolo

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