Public violence lawsuit that had four DUT students charged, was temporarily suspended.
As it was stated yesterday, the crowd of Durban University of Technology students was taking part in protests after the death of their classmate. Four DUT students ended up being arrested by the police. They were accused of public violence.
Today’s court session was short.
“The four made a brief appearance at the Durban Magistrates Court on Thursday,” said police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele.
During the demonstration, students had supposedly assailed security guards and caused damage to administration building that resulted in security guard’s and administration employee’s injuries.
Colonel Thembeka Mbele announced the court did not have enough material to continue the trial.
Now the trial on the murder and public violence will be processed by another instance. The cases will be transferred to the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Headquarters organized crime unit.
“Management would like to apologize to staff, students, parents and guardians for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure.” Alan Khan, the spokesperson for the Durban University of Technology said .
“University Management is working tirelessly around the clock trying to resolve the current state of affairs at the institution. The management team will be meeting the SRC today to discuss the current situation and to find a way forward,” Alan Khan, the DUT spokesperson said.