Fort Hare students torch staff centre‚ kill cow

03 October 2017 - 10:22 By Sino Majangaza
University of Fort Hare students set the staff centre alight on Monday night.
University of Fort Hare students set the staff centre alight on Monday night.
Image: SUPPLIED

University of Fort Hare students continued with their violent protests on Monday night‚ setting the staff centre alight causing “significant damage”‚ as well as killing a cow.

Last week students went on the rampage‚ causing damage worth R1.9-million to university property when they went on a looting spree.

Students killed a cow during the violent protest on Monday night.
Students killed a cow during the violent protest on Monday night.
Image: Supplied

University spokesman Khotso Moabi confirmed to the Daily Dispatch on Monday night that students had set the staff centre on fire and butchered an animal.

“It is another example of the criminality of the student action today. We condemn it in the strongest terms‚” he said‚ adding that the fire was now under control.

“The building is significantly damaged but I would not be able to give an assessment of the cost implications at the moment‚” he said.

Daily Dispatch


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