UKZN students seek support of provincial peers for historical debt protest

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) students are calling on other students for the province to join them in the protest against financial exclusion.

The university is refusing to allow students to register regardless of historical debts. Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande met with the university to discuss the issues raised by the students.

On Monday the university shut down classes indefinitely due to the ongoing strike.

Eyewitness News reporter Nkosikhona Duma has more.

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They are saying the issues of academic exclusion may as well affect them and they are saying they re doing all this to put pressure on the UKZN management, which is not backing down on meeting the students' demands.

Nkosikhona Duma, Reporter - Eyewitness News

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They are demanding that all students in the university should be allowed to register without having to settle their historical debts.

Nkosikhona Duma, Reporter - Eyewitness News

Duma says the university says it is owed R1.7 billion by students and it will not be able to function without the money.

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