UJ student injured, building burned

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Security forces and protesters faced one another in a violent confrontation which left one female student injured according to SRC chairperson Innocent Khumalo.

JOHANNESBURG -  The University of Johannesburg's Soweto campus remained shut on Friday, by a group of students supporting #Fees2017.

The campus saw a heavy police presence after private security clashed with protesters and journalists alike on Thursday.

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Student leadership have vowed that the university will remain closed until free education is granted. 

Security forces and protesters faced one another in a violent confrontation which left one female student injured, according to SRC chairperson Innocent Khumalo.

 

 

The student was transported to hospital after she had been struck on her head with a rock during the protest.

 

The university's use of private security has been criticised with many accusing them and police of using undue force against the students.

The Imbizo building on the Soweto campus was set alight. The cause of the fire has not been confirmed.