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Zuma condemns unrest at South African universities

Some universities in South Africa have been forced to close down as disturbances continue to break out amid demonstrations

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Zuma condemns unrest at South African universities

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Some universities in South Africa have been forced to close down as disturbances continue to break out amid demonstrations by students.

The unrest has been condemned by the country’s president, Jacob Zuma.

The students are protesting over various complaints, including the cost of education, lack of facilities and how classes are taught.

Zuma maintains his government is giving priority to education, saying the burning of universities is what he calls “inexplicable” and can “never be condoned”.

Campuses have been tense for months, with earlier demonstrations against a hike in fees.

The government relented and agreed to a freeze on fees this year, and also promised to give more financial help to poor students.