Police arrested at least one student during protests at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) yesterday.
Students and police clashed outside the institution’s ML Sultan Campus in Durban.
Police had to use stun grenades to disperse the estimated 300 students who resorted to throwing stones at police, and journalists reporting on the protest, reports ANA.
The arrested student was seen using a slingshot during the clashes and an officer at the scene, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the slingshot had been confiscated.
A small group of students wearing Economic Freedom Front T-shirts then marched on the Berea police station to demand his release.
University spokesman Alan Khan said a decision had been taken to close the campuses for two days.