[DEBATE] : (Fwd) NWUniversity student protests over ...
pbond at mail.ngo.za
Thu Sep 4 05:24:19 BST 2008
(... ?. Sapa doesn't want you to know the reason for expulsions.)
NWU students damage property
3 September 2008, 19:18
Repairs costing thousands of rands have started at the Mafikeng campus
of the North West University after protesting students damaged property,
the university said on Wednesday.
Spokesperson Louis Jacobs said the cost of the repair work was expected
to run into hundreds of thousands of rands.
Protests started at the campus on Monday afternoon after about 100
students barricaded the main entrance.
"Students burnt down a guard house, stoned a campus residence and
damaged library property," he said.
University management on Wednesday also issued a notice to remaining
students to vacate the residences immediately due to the continued risk
of damage to persons and property.
"The vast majority of students had vacated the campus residences by 2pm.
Management will continue to monitor the situation and will, by the end
of this week, assess when the campus can be re-opened," said Jacobs.
Fourteen students have been arrested so far since the start of the
Nine had been arrested for public violence and four for arson, Captain
Sabatha Mokgwabone said.
Protests started in May after seven students were expelled from the
university. The disciplinary hearings of the seven students were held
"These seven students were found guilty. They appealed the decision and
it was also unsuccessful. It is alleged that these unsuccessful appeals
sparked the protests," said Jacobs. - Sapa
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