DUT students suffer over unpaid res landlords
Residence landlords are struggling to keep up as the Durban University of Technology (DUT), is yet to settle due payments.
The 33% of students that returned in June in their respective residences are living on compromised conditions.
Orap res students are amongst the victims of such unfortunate situation. Their basic needs have not been met since they returned. They have been without tissues, water and Wi-Fi for almost 3 weeks including maintenance issues.
Orap Res landlord, Brad Nyinde called a meeting with students to address the issue.
Nyinde said that they are aware of such issues and they sympathise with students, but it is beyond their efforts as they await DUT to settle payments.
“I have not received full payments from DUT since February, I have only received 50%,” said Nyinde.
He further said, the municipality might come anytime to switch off water and electricity as he is behind payments by 5 months.
After Student Representatives Council’s (SRC) residence to residence address, Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) Buntu Faku, confirmed the issue of unpaid landlords to students.
“We are working tirelessly to resolve the issue of unpaid residences, student allowances and data for online learning”, he said.