Livestock and students are sharing the facilities at Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha and Butterworth.
Goats, sheep, cattle and horses tramp along corridors, through auditoriums and into libraries at both Nelson Mandela Drive and Zamukulungisa campuses, as well as Ibika campus in Gcuwa, Butterworth.
The problem is with the university’s perimeter fences.
WSU spokesperson Yonela Tukwayo blamed the huge and persistent holes on criminals, vandals and students who smuggle in alcohol.
Busisiwe Radana said she was studying with other students in a campus library when they were disturbed by a commotion as other students chased goats from the library foyer.
“They walk in like they are humans who belong in a library. They pee whenever and wherever they feel like it. These are not grazing fields. That pee causes a stench,” she said.
This article was first published by Daily Dispatch (paywall).