The DA has claimed that the
ANC-aligned student’s organisation, SASCO, has through intimidation and
violence, closed down Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
DA spokesperson said this has happened in the middle of exams and will hurt
students, especially those who are poor.
Particularly because no
students are involved in this protest but rather a few members of SASCO and
DA Shadow Deputy Minister of
Higher Education and Training, Yusuf Cassim, said “The DASO-led SRC has endeavoured to raise funds to assist students
without funding with day-to-day needs, including textbooks.
far the SRC has collected more than 1 000 textbooks throughout the holidays in
an attempt to alleviate the crisis.
this end we encourage all students to unite behind the democratically elected SRC
who are presently listening to the concerns of students at residences and will
lead peaceful a protest founded on student-centric issues.”
He added that he thinks “more needs to be done” and that he
believes that the Department of Higher Education, under Blade Nzimande, has
Cassim has promised that the
DA will continue to fight, peacefully, for more funding for students – so that every
qualifying young South African can access the training and education they need
to access opportunities and live a life with dignity.
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