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Security guards and officials from UKZN arrived at the scene to consult with the students.

This led to police having to block off roads near the Seaboard Residence in Durban South Beach following Tuesday morning’s protest.

The glass door entrance to the building was smashed and litter was being scattered on the street.

“All universities are using online teaching and we cannot be still raising Wi-Fi issues today. If a student fails because they could not submit their assignment, there is no lecturer that’s going to understand that it was due to Wi-Fi issues,” he said.

A burning mattress and other projectiles were thrown out of windows into the street as students protested over Wi-Fi connectivity issues in Durban’s CBD.

Gift Phewa, a UKZN student, told The Witness that students have been complaining for a long time about the Wi-Fi issues at the residence.

The residence contains a mixture of University of KwaZulu-Natal and Mangosuthu University of Technology students along with regular residents.

A heavy police presence was still monitoring the area at midday on Tuesday.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded 258 deaths following a week of the rolling violence and looting.

A Ginger Bhangwandas clothing store is among those looted and set alight during deadly unrest in South Africa this month.

The grim discovery came amid efforts to revive the local economy following the deadly civil unrest in July.

Government authorities in KwaZulu-Natal, which was the epicentre of the violence, have vowed to assist families who lost their loved ones during the unrest.

DURBAN – Three bodies were discovered at a Ginger Bhangwandas clothing store during clean-up operations in the Durban city centre on Friday.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told Parliament this week that the cost of stock theft and damage to infrastructure following the looting was estimated at over R45 billion.

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