Classes have resumed this morning at DUT after two days of suspension this week.

By sunrise today, security buildings were torched and it has been reported that 9 students have been arrested.

This was in reaction towards the University statement issued yesterday which said that classes would resume today.

The statement followed one that was sent on Sunday suspending classes on Monday and Tuesday following a protest action that led to the suspension of classes on Friday September 13.

The protests started after DUT student, Sandile Ndlovu was allegedly mugged and attacked at Steve Biko campus and is in ICU fighting for his life.

Here is some of the aftermath of today’s early morning protest.

In the most statement released yesterday, it spoke about the meeting with the SRC and the way forward after the unfortunate incident.

According to the statement the SRC demanded the removal of the Excellent Security company, however the institution says they are working on the process of announcing a the winning bidder who will be in charge of security.

The university also made it clear that they are co-operating with the police investigation into the incident involving Sandile, and the police have been given access to the CCTV footage even though with some footage missing but they are keen on finding the suspect.

Some students have been very unhappy about classes resuming and have been threatening for another shutdown until the Excellence security company is removed, and this has been making rounds in socials used to communicate with students.

Nonhlanhla Hlatshwayo & Matshidiso Tsolo

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