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WATCH | Rampaging students chase down and butcher live cattle

Students at Fort Hare University in Alice chased down and butchered cows while still alive.

Protesting University of Fort Hare students were caught on camera chasing down a cow, moments  before butchering it. The university reports that two cows were  killed after students hacked off meat while the animals were still alive.

The incident took place on Wednesday during the ongoing violent protests at the university's Alice campus. The 20 second-long cellphone footage, which has been circulating on social media platforms, shows a crowd of students chasing the animal.

The video is followed by an image of a dead cow covered in stab wounds. When DispatchLIVE arrived at the campus on Wednesday, students boasted that they had slaughtered the cattle while carrying away meat butchered from the carcas.

The students are protesting over National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding related issues.


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