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Woman collapses after being teargassed as protests continue at

By Siyamatanda Capa And Athena O’reilly | Oct 19, 2016 | COMMENTS [ 7 ]

A woman‚ believed to be a staff member‚ has collapsed after teargas was sprayed at students walking along University Way on the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) campus on Wednesday morning.

The situation at university was starting to intensify following a relatively calm start to the day.

NMMU turned into a war zone on Tuesday as a standoff ensued between police and protesting students.

Teargas‚ stun grenades and rubber bullets were used to disperse the students.

Police were met with students pelting their vehicles with stones.

Wednesday’s drama unfolded just after 6am when the protesting students blockaded the entrance to the south campus with rocks‚ beds and dustbins.

NMMU Fees Must Fall member Thandeka Tshabalala said on Wednesday morning that police “continued to antagonise us”.

“We were walking and singing and they sprayed us with water and chased us into bushes‚” she said.

The woman reportedly collapsed after being tear gassed.

This a developing story.


– TMG Digital/The Herald







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Apartheid tactics are in full to silence those who fighting for what's right.

Oct 19, 2016 10:15 | 0 replies


these thugs must not lie we see them on videos throwing their rock missiles at police. police arrest these thugs

Oct 19, 2016 10:15 | 0 replies
Oct 19, 2016 10:16 | 1 replies


What's good, you coloured moffie?

Oct 19, 2016 10:30 | 1 replies


The law is taking its course and the police are doing something for a change, during apartheid the was no such sh$t cause they would blaksem you if you trnasgressed

Oct 19, 2016 10:35 | 0 replies


"WE WERE WALKING", we all know what has been happening recently so just say you were dancing, humping and throwing stones and stop with the victim card

Oct 19, 2016 10:30 | 0 replies


if you can't take the heat get the hell out of the kitchen.

Oct 19, 2016 11:6 | 0 replies