Walter Sisulu University closed down due to protests

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File: Logo of Walter Sisulu University in East London.

JOHANNESBURG - The Walter Sisulu University has shut down due to protests on campus.

In a statement, the university said it's continuing to engage with the SRC but protests haven't ceased.

Further lectures will continue online.

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The university says it has conceded certain demands, including waiving the minimum initial payment.

However, it cannot agree to mass public graduation and payment for second-hand laptops.

In videos circulating on social media, a police van is shown after it has been set alight, and students can be seen dispersing on campus grounds.

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