Building torched on Fort Hare campus

22 September 2016 - 15:29 By Asanda Nini

Protesting students at the University of Fort Hare burned down a building during riots in the early hours of Thursday morning.The protest at the university’s Alice campus was said to be over safety concerns at the campus. The multimillion-rand Equicent Infrastructure Development Building contained millions of rands’ worth of equipment and tools when it was torched. About 30 plasma TVs‚ washing machines‚ computers‚ beds‚ stoves‚ chairs‚ beds and maintenance tools were among the items destroyed in the blaze.Some students were in class when DispatchLIVE visited the campus. The glass at the main gate was broken.There was no police presence on campus on Thursday afternoon and the university was not immediately available for comment.No arrests have been made in relation to the protest action.– TMG Digital/DispatchLIVE..

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