As many as seven cars and a small bus were set alight at the University of Zululand’s (Unizulu) main campus in KwaDlangezwa, near Richards Bay, in the early hours of Monday morning.
A lecturer at Unizulu, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the number after photographs of the vehicles began circulating on social media.
University spokesperson Gcina Nhleko was not immediately available for comment.
Captain Sibusiso Guma, spokesperson for Mtunzini SAPS, confirmed that officers had been dispatched to investigate.
“At the moment, we cannot say how many cars were burnt, as our members are still at the scene busy determining the extent of the fire,” Guma said.
Staff have been on strike since August 15 after wage talks between university management and the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) collapsed.
The university implemented a no-work, no-pay policy against striking staff, as the Nehawu strike went into its seventh week on Monday.
– African News Agency (ANA)