Zuma urged to release leaked fees commission report

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma should immediately release a report into university fees, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.

"The President’s… dilly-dallying over the release of the report, and his reported refusal to share it with the previous Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande for what seem to be petty and vindictive reasons, have predictably resulted in a leak," said DA MP Belinda Bozzoli in a statement.

Details of the report were published in the City Press on Sunday. 

READ: EXCLUSIVE: Fees won't fall

Allegedly the long-awaited 748-page report suggests that free studies across the board is not a possibility and other systems for funding will need to be utilised.

"The leak is bound to cause public confusion and concern… The leak of the report is a sign that the public is desperate to know what is in it."

Headed by retired judge Jonathan Heher, the commission was set up following the first eruption of the #FeesMustFall protests two years ago. The report examined 20 different scenarios of funding compiled by evidence leaders.

Since receiving the report from Judge Heher on August 30, President Jacob Zuma has resisted calls to release it, with the presidency saying he is still studying its contents.

 

 

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Rand - Dollar
15.82
+0.1%
Rand - Pound
19.86
-0.1%
Rand - Euro
16.81
-0.1%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.25
-0.3%
Rand - Yen
0.12
+0.2%
Gold
1,860.60
+0.8%
Silver
22.08
+1.5%
Palladium
2,024.00
+2.7%
Platinum
972.00
+1.4%
Brent Crude
112.55
+0.5%
Top 40
61,737
+1.2%
All Share
68,364
+1.2%
Resource 10
74,644
+2.9%
Industrial 25
72,924
-0.0%
Financial 15
15,945
+1.3%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE