DUT temporarily closes four of its campuses

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The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has temporarily closed four of its campuses following violent protests on Thursday.

In a statement, the DUT says while the four campuses will be temporarily closed with immediate effect, the academic programme will continue online.

The university says protesters did not only break COVID-19 protocols, but damaged property and traumatised staff.

The university is calling it a well-orchestrated, violent attack.

They say this happened despite early pleas to police for assistance.

At this stage it remains unclear why students are disgruntled.