Vehicles pelted with rocks in protest at Unisa in Durban
Matthew Savides | 2017-01-27 10:27:44.0
UNISA staff on strike for higher pay for workers — cleaners, gardeners, lecturers, admin staff etc.
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Prospective Unisa students have blockaded roads in the Durban city centre as part of protest action‚ police sources confirmed on Friday morning.
The protests – which are allegedly linked to a Unisa staff strike that has prevented students from registering – started shortly after 9am.
According to Durban city officials and police‚ students have also been throwing rocks at vehicles around the campus on KE Masinga (formerly Old Fort) Road.
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Metro police have called for public order policing assistance‚ according to sources.
SAPS spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed the protests and that police were responding‚ but said full details were not immediately available.
– TMG Digital/TimesLIVE