Two folks apprehended for fire at UKZN residence


The University of KwaZulu-Natal has is in support of the arrests of two folks who executed an arson attack at one of its residences.

Early in the morning on Monday, The Oval student residence at UKZN’s Westville campus was ablaze.

In a statement, the institution praised law enforcement agencies for the immediate arrests.

Normah Zondo, acting executive director: corporate relations, mentioned that UZKN’s leadership had expressed his concern about the incident.

This is the same building that was closed due to significant concerns with the condition of the building. Campus security and police were alerted after the flames were spotted in the early hours of Monday. Luckily no one was injured.”

The university said two people had been apprehended and more arrests would be done.

UZKN said the two folks (24 and 25) apprehended were not registered to the university and are faced with charges of trespassing, arson, and attempted murder.

The university’s vice-chancellor and principal, Professor Nana Poku, said:

Such individuals have no place in our modern society, let alone on our university campuses. The university community stands as one in condemnation of this senseless, criminal act.”

The university has beckoned on anyone with tangible information to come forward by contacting the university’s Risk Management Services (RMS).

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