South Africa's Zuma condemns student violence across nation
South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday condemned a spate of disturbances at universities by students protesting over various grievances that have turned some campuses into battlegrounds. The unrest appeared to reach a climax on Wednesday night when North West University students torched a car and buildings, forcing an indefinite shutdown of the campus. At least four universities have been hit by sporadic protests this year following last year's nationwide marches by students against university fee increases. The protests have now morphed into complaints affecting individual campuses, unlike the #FeesMustFall demonstrations. "The burning of university buildings at a time when we are prioritising the education of our youth is inexplicable and can never be condoned," Zuma said in a statement.