South Africa's government called on Saturday for an immediate end to violent protests by students demanding free education, after nine people were arrested in overnight clashes with police in Johannesburg.
Protests have been raging for weeks at universities across the country, prompting President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to form a ministerial team to tackle the issue.
"The upsurge of violence and destruction of property associated with student protests are criminal and unwarranted," the government said in a statement.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Clashes between police and student protesters forced South Africa's Wits University to suspend classes for the second time in less than a month, as unrest mounted again over education costs.
JOHANNESBURG — Hundreds of students at universities across South Africa have blockaded roads and clashed with police this week, protesting for the right to free education and against deeper inequities in a year-long movement that ha...
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police fired stun grenades and arrested one student in clashes at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand on Wednesday, as country-wide protests for free tertiary education entered a thi...
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police clashed with student protesters demanding free education on Monday at the University of the Witwatersand (Wits) which had reopened after demonstrations forced its closure last week.