Wits Students Continue to Protest
Even though the national shutdown has been called off, students are continuing to protest and take to the streets. The public is fed up but the SA Union of Students argues that students have every right to protest.
Though the national shutdown has been called off student have chosen against stopping the protest.
The fight for free education has recently left the streets and entered the boardroom, as Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande calls to end the protests with temporary funding solutions.
Student Representative Councils (SRC) have agreed to call of the national shutdown but, Wits University students are not happy and have mandated to continue protesting on the streets.
Students are still not happy about the SRC member that are expelled, student protested that are being help by the police and the lack of justice for the student that was shot by police.
There is said to be over a 1000 Wits University students that are still not registered and have not received funding from NSFAS.
The South African Union of Students say that they will not stand in the way of students who wish to protest. The public has spoken, saying:
Get off the streets and stop involving innocent citizens in your protests.
Bongani Mahlangu, from South African Union of Students, says that although their are temporary solutions in place students have every right to continue protesting if they feel its right.
We have not deviated from the struggle, we have just took alternative means to ensuring we achieve what we want to achieve, so if Wits still believes the only way to achieve it is through protesting on the streets then we cannot stop them from doing so, they have every right to do so.
Wits SRC is unsure of how the protests will unfold but, they are very likely to return to the streets.
More meeting are said to help with the Minster and other parties involved to discuss permanent solutions to ongoing issues.
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