UFS praised for being non-partisan

2014-12-14 13:14

Bloemfontein - The University of the Free State is a courageous institution with strong leadership, EFF Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu said on Sunday.

"The UFS has accommodated the EFF in the face of the ruling party abusing its power," Shivambu said at the party's national people's assembly at the institution's Bloemfontein campus.

"UFS is a courageous university and with a strong courageous leadership... They are not scared of anyone and non-partisan."

Shivambu said the EFF was denied access to the Vaal University of Technology where it had wanted to host its conference, after booking and paying for the venue.

"They think they won't allow us to exist and made an about-turn after receiving a call from [Higher Education Minister] Blade Nzimande."

The party's 2 600 delegates are expected to elect their top six leaders at the event.

  • Tumi Motlatla - 2014-12-14 13:29

    How ironic

  • Pogiso Mekgwe - 2014-12-14 13:45

    So the minister think he owns our institutions?

  • William Steven Pearson - 2014-12-14 14:18

    I'm sure if you didn't have a track record of destroying public property then they might have let you use the tech Uni

      Phumi Mlokoti - 2014-12-14 14:47

      But don't you think It's wierd how VUT accepted payment for the venue.

  • Gary De Waal - 2014-12-14 22:53

    And then juliass sings 'kill the boer' as a thank you... W#&ker....

  • Stirer Kathray - 2014-12-16 09:14

    It will be interesting to see how long it will take for this courageous university to be paid for the use of their facilities. Malema's history suggests that payment to anyone except to himself, is the last thing on his mind. He bankrupted the ANC Youth, and the Limpopo government. Now this is his third innings.

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