After the National Student Financial Aid Scheme released a statement announcing that the organisation have not yet received a funding from the National Treasury and cannot allocate funds to students, the University of Free States decided to push the process with an action. In Qwaqwa, angry and hungry students have burned down two buildings at the University of Free States at Qwaqwa Campus.
Two students of University of Free states were killed in a robbery, while the other two escaped death. The two students are in a critical condition receiving medical help in hospital. The incident happened on the 22nd of September in the wee hours of the night. The students who have their accommodation in a place called Phuthaditjhaba were attacked by robbers who demanded money and their gadgets.