Poly closed after fire guts hostel, violent protests over college insecurity

Authorities at Polytechnic on Tuesday closed the college after fire destroyed a three storey-hostel following violent protests over campus insecurity.

campus as hostel is gutted

A memorandum signed by the college acting registrar Mrs Y.D. Chilinde says the closure was just temporary.

“Due to the fire which has gutted down Nyika Hostel this afternoon, management has resolved that the college be closed temporarily until a temporary solution is identified,” says the memo.

The memo ordered all students to vacate the campus by 6pm on Tuesday.

Students claim the fire was started by police who three a tear-gas canister on the roof of the hostel as they tried to disperse violent students who were staging protests against insecurity at the campus.

The students’ violent protests follow robbery on the night of Monday and Tuesday when armed robbers stormed hostels and took away laptops, mobile phones and other things.

Police acting spokesperson Duncan Mwapasa refused to comment on the issue, the referring to the spokesperson of the police James Kadadzera whose phone went unanswered after several attempts.

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Nasingwe
Nasingwe
2 years ago

timve from a school as we need our kids back to school ASAP.as ana athu akutiuza zayamba 3 wks ago akuba obwera ndi mfuti. shit system
Yemwe ali nkulu wa police atafotokoza bwino. hetini.
timapolisi takoto taocha building yomwe ambuyao sanamange nao. boma likuliphera kumanga ma building olimba ngati awa instead amakatenga ma China kuzamanga tizisakasa tosacedwa kugwa. just like
joice anaocha eskom
caponda anaocha office
mxiiiii stinking bottoms.
so can we get our kids back to school pleeesaeeeee ASAP

stumpy
stumpy
2 years ago

When it comes to police found guilty mwapasa won’t say anything just like judges will not take a casethat is against the family members or related ask the nsundwe rappers til to day non of the investigations from the police was done. Can’t talk while the stolen food is in ur mouth.

Modas
Modas
2 years ago

Wrongly wrote. Perhaps in a hurry.
Kindly check your last paragraph

Kaitano
Kaitano
2 years ago

Tenthani zimenezo!

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