Private security deployed to the University of Venda in a bid to restore calm in the wake of violent protests

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By Agreement Mabunda

THOHOYANDOU- Private security Red Ant have been deployed to the University of Venda where tactical response teams and detectives are on the ground to restore calm to the area and increase policing.

This follows violent protests that erupted at the University of Venda in Thohoyandou on Sunday, 10 September 2023.

The student protests continued for days with incidents of violence disrupting operations inside and outside the campus.

The students barricaded the main gate with tyres and when police tried to disperse them, they threw stones at their vehicles. One Police’ nyala was damaged and a Police’ van was burned after the protesters allegedly lobbed a makeshift petrol bomb at the vehicle

There are no arrests yet but Police investigations have been intensified to track down the suspects.

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