South Africa 17.2.2016 03:56 pm

Security ‘shoots’ UKZN SRC president

The University of KwaZulu-Natal students in the Westville campus just outside Durban KwaZulu-Natal joined the nation wide demonstrations at universities against the fee increments. Picture: Phumlani Thabethe

The University of KwaZulu-Natal students in the Westville campus just outside Durban KwaZulu-Natal joined the nation wide demonstrations at universities against the fee increments. Picture: Phumlani Thabethe

Students and workers at the university are protesting against outsourcing of workers.

SRC president at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN’s) Howard College Campus, Majola Bandile, has allegedly been shot by a campus security guard amid student protests at the institution on Wednesday.

According to SRC Transformation and Academic Officer Khumalo Sandile, Bandile was injured in the incident before being detained with other students at the Umbilo Police Station.

Last week, workers went on strike to call for outsourced employees to be employed directly by the institution for more benefits, including a higher salary, pension benefits and free university education for their children.

On Tuesday, UKZN was granted an interim order to stop workers and supporting students who ‘threaten to bring campuses to a standstill’, Independent Online reported.

The Umbilo Police Station communications office could not be reached at the time of publication.

Wits University students and workers in November last year successfully reached an agreement with the university to end outsourcing following protests.

 

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