University of Limpopo Breaking News Today 2022:- According to Brig Motlafela Mojapelo, spokesman for the Limpopo police, police were sent to the area after students began protesting there in the late afternoon and continued into the night.
University of Limpopo Breaking News Today 2022
As the situation became tense, Mojapelo claimed that the university’s Mankweng campus’s infrastructure was damaged; however, they were still awaiting a comprehensive report on the occurrence. Police, according to Mojapelo, were still present at 20:00.
Social media video clips appear to show that the university’s building was partially set on fire. In other videos, rioting students can be seen fleeing.
Students started raising issues about the nonpayment of the off-campus allowance by National Student Financial Aid Scheme earlier in the year. In July there was another protest when students demanded for their allowance not to be paid into the accounts of landlords.
The students had also complained that the NFSAS allowance had not been paid for months, claiming they had been forced to use their food allowance to pay rent. One of the students, Hani Chepape, said the situation regarding allowance had not changed. Chepape said students decided to go on a protests after months of trying to get management to resolve the issues.
Another third year bachelor of science in computer sciences student said there was an announcement that R500 would also be cut from the R1500 food allowance for the coming three months. A 20-year-old student, who asked not to be named, said most of his peers come from poor families and that the allowance issues had caused a lot of frustrations.
He said the demonstrations were peaceful at first but turned violent when clashes broke out between the students and security officers.
“I can still hear rubber bullets from where I am. It is still bad and security has been beefed up. There are police everywhere,” the student said.
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