Chaos erupted outside of the University of South Africa's Sunnyside campus, when students started climbing over the gates to get into the university grounds to register.
They call us animals because we are fighting to be educated, they call us lazy when we don't make an effort for a better life.— Melody on UJFMDrive (@Melody_Miya) January 15, 2018
What a sad tale to see come to life in 2018.
Senzeni nah? #UNISA pic.twitter.com/6x2nzGDY0Q
Hundreds of students gathered at the campus on Monday morning. The university kept the gates closed, allowing entry to only 20 students at a time, in order to prevent a stampede.
Students became restless and began jumping over the gates and running into the university grounds, as security looked on.
— Rorisang Kgosana (@therealrorisang) January 15, 2018
Some students also tried to break locks to one of the gates in an attempt to gain access.
Police are on scene.
Meanwhile, workers at the university are also locked in meetings with university management over a wage dispute.