Frank Chikane's son taken away by police in Parliament protest

2015-10-21 15:55


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Cape Town - Reverend Frank Chikane's son was taken away by police in the Parliament precinct after protesting students stormed the gates on Wednesday.

Kgotsi Chikane, who is a student at the University of Cape Town and is part of the #RhodesMustFall movement, was held by police officers while shouting: "We were here peacefully."

"One white officer... launched a stun grenade on sitting students," he said.

Officers held his arms behind his head and took him away while a group of media followed them.

When asked what he thought about the protests, he said: "This is not about me. It is about fees."

Another reporter asked what his father would think and Chikane retorted: "Fokkof."

Officers and protesters clashed earlier in the Parliament precinct, and the students were eventually pushed off the premises by riot police who fired tear gas and stun grenades.

This protest was part of a nationwide protest against increasing university fees.

On Tuesday afternoon, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande announced that vice chancellors of various universities had agreed to cap their fee hikes at 6% for 2016. Students, however, were adamant that there should be no increases at all.

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