Friday, 17 September

KNUST: Free-for-all machete, knife, broken-bottle clash leaves Katanga, Conti students injured


Several students have been left injured in a violent clash between residential students of University Hall (Katanga) and the Unity Hall (Continental) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on Sunday, 4 July 2021.

A vetting process for the university’s SRC elections turned chaotic, resulting in the clash accompanied by vandalism, which left several properties damaged.

There were two raucous incidents which culminated in the clashes.

The first was an alleged attempt by a management team of one of the Conti aspirants to prevent the Kantangees from gaining access to the Great Hall.

He was subsequently beaten to a pulp.

Also, a decision by the Electoral Commission to postpone the vetting as a result of the marauding bahaviour of students from the two halls. 

Bottles, machetes, knives and all manner of crude weapons started flying between the Kantangees and Continentals, degenerating into total mayhem. 

Security personnel on campus had a tough time restoring calm to the campus.