IMG-20160224-WA0014 What started as a day of inauguration of the new CSRC on Wensday morning turned into blood fight between security personnel and students. This comes after the security personnel opened fire on a crowd of students who were singing struggle songs while being addressed by the suspended president Mr Linda Mabengwane infront of the great hall, where the inauguration was taking place. The unrest in the North West University Mafikeng campus comes after the democratically elected CSRC was disbanded by the management and a new interim csrc was appointed, angry students are demanding answers on what grounds was the csrc disbanded and why did management appoint the interim csrc. During the process a science centre and administration building burnt to the ground, while few students are hospitalized with serious injuries after live ammunitionwas used by one of the contracted security company.IMG-20160224-WA0003IMG-20160224-WA0004 Students are demanding management to be accountable for the situation in campus. One may say the management is haunted by unsettled scores of the 2008 strike that turned violent and students were suspended. What looks like an academic year cut in short, The question remains will North West University find peace. Tebogo Edwin Lesoro

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