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Stun grenades, teargas fired to disperse Stellies protesters

Police and private security fired stun grenades and teargas to disperse protesters at the University of Stellenbosch.

EWN's Natalie Malgas reports that part of Van Ryneveld Street has been cordoned off following a violent scuffle between authorities and students.

Police vehicles have surrounded the area while a group of students sing struggle songs outside the education faculty.

Malgas described a dramatic stand-off between the protesting crowd, public order police and private security which took place earlier this afternoon.

The protesting group has been moving around campus, disrupting some lectures and setting off fire alarms at residences.

It is said that economics and science faculties were the most affected by disruption, while the majority of classes were held uninterrupted.

Private security, referred to by the students as the men in black, are dressed in full riot gear with shields and helmets.

After the altercation, three demonstrators were taken to the G G Cillié building, and it is unknown what proceeded from there.

Meanwhile, university management maintains the academic programme will continue this week, despite attempts at disruption.

The university management at Stellenbosch says they're going to carry on as if it's business as usual and have no plans to suspend any operations.

Natalie Malgas, EWN reporter

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