Tensions high at KZN universities after student Mlungisi Madonsela's death

KwaZulu-Natal Saps are investigating a case of murder after a private security company allegedly shot dead a student, Mlungisi Madonsela, from the Durban University of Technology (DUT).

This comes after protests erupted resulting in three institutions of higher learning in KwaZulu-Natal suspending their academic programmes until further notice.

READ:Three KZN universities suspend classes due to new protests

EWN reporter Ziyanda Nqcobo who is following the story, says five campuses have suspended classes.

She adds that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) student command held a press briefing to share its version of how Madonsela died.

They reiterated their version of events saying that the students had gathered at the Steve Biko campus and there was a crowd there.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, Reporter - EWN

Then private security initially tried to disperse the crowd by spraying pepper spray at the protestors aggravating them.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, Reporter - EWN

She adds that the EFF student command then said the private security opened fire and killing Mlungisi Madonsela.

They are also accusing the ANCYL and Sasco of colluding with management at the institution.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, Reporter - EWN

Ngcobo says there are still tensions on the campuses and police are on high alert.

Listen below to the full interview:


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