Five people have been injured in a stampede at a college in South Africa after thousands of students tried to push through campus gates to register for the new academic year, the public broadcaster, SABC, has reported on its website.
The Capricorn College in Polokwane city in northern Limpopo province was forced to suspend registration following the stampede, SABC added.
Last month, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma announced free education for first-year university and college students, raising fears it would chaos during registration.
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— SABC News Online (@SABCNewsOnline) January 11, 2018