FeesMustFall protesters were having none of their classmates’ studiousness, preventing scores of students from getting to class on Monday morning as politicians were meeting to find a solution.
Protesters – under police supervision – blocked the entrances to UCT on Monday morning just as president Zuma, minister of higher education Blade Nzimande and others came together to find a way forward.
Last week Zuma instructed the police and security clusters to act within the law, but decisively when dealing with criminal elements within the FeesMustFall movement.
“Government is committed to do everything possible to progressively make higher education more affordable and free for the poor. I would want to make a call to let the students go back to study,” el presidente said on Monday.
The president added that the commission that’s been set up to find a way forward must be given time to do its work; again stressing that students need to get back to their studies while other solutions are being explored.