Students to march to Durban harbour

2016-10-10 12:17
The posters, which are not attributed to any single political party or organisation, were widely shared on student forums on Facebook and Twitter.

The posters, which are not attributed to any single political party or organisation, were widely shared on student forums on Facebook and Twitter. (Supplied)

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Posters circulating on social media indicate that students under the banner of the #FeesMustFall movement have scheduled a national shutdown to take place on Monday and Friday.

The posters, which are not attributed to any single political party or organisation, were widely shared on student forums on Facebook and Twitter.

One poster calls for a national shutdown of all tertiary institutions in the country on Monday, while others campaign for students to take their protests out of universities and to “strategic economic and government sectors” on Tuesday.

With planned marches to different government sectors in each province, students in KwaZulu-Natal are expected to congregate at the Durban Harbour on Tuesday morning.

Speaking to The Witness on Sunday, #FeesMustFall activist Sthembiso kaShandu said Monday's march on the harbour comes as a result of a meeting held by student leaders on September 30, where agreements were made on strategies to further the fees campaign.

KaShandu said they had secured permission for Tuesday’s march, and the organisers were expecting about 5 000 participants.

“The objective is to take the struggle out of campuses to create public awareness and put pressure on the private sector. We want to hear the views of the private sector and garner their support,” he said.

“We are expecting students from all over the province, civil society organisations, religious and faith-based organisations, street vendors, workers, unemployed youth and everyone else who supports the campaign to join the march.”

Planned marches on the same day include a protest headed to the Department of Higher Education and Training offices in Gauteng; the Buffalo City Municipality in the Eastern Cape; the Rustenburg municipal offices in the North West; legislature offices in Mpumalanga; and the V&A Waterfront in the Western Cape.

Posters also indicate there will be marches to the Polokwane Premier’s office and the Sol Plaatje University in the Northern Cape.

Numerous attempts to contact University of KwaZulu-Natal SRC and South African Students Congress (Sasco) leaders for more details were unsuccessful.

Read more on:    #feesmustfall  |  pietermaritzburg  |  student protests

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