Protesting students give Unisa shutdown ultimatum

2016-09-26 17:46
Mpho Morolane. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Mpho Morolane. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria - Protesting students in Pretoria have given the University of SA (Unisa) until the end of the day on Monday to shut down and begin resolving the fees issue.

"Professor [Mandla] Makhanya you must do like your peers at UCT and University of Pretoria and close the university until the minister of higher education adheres to the needs of the students," EFF student command president Mpho Morolane said on Monday.

"All we want is free quality education now. It must happen now and not be postponed."

Morolane was part of a group of students who marched through the Pretoria CBD shutting down technical and vocational education and training [Tvet] colleges as they made their way to Unisa.

He said failure to close down the institution would see students returning with a vengeance and in larger numbers.

The university's Professor Somadoda Fikeni addressed the students and said management would meet to deliberate on the matter and respond accordingly.

"We have received your message and we understand the importance of the occasion. Management will be meeting to communicate on what has been conveyed in this meeting then we will communicate the outcome," he said.

Marolane told students to disperse but warned the university not to test their might.

"Tomorrow if it happens...hell will break loose," said Morolane.

Read more on:    unisa  |  eff  |  pretoria  |  university fees

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


6 myths about male cancer

It is important to be aware of the most prevalent cancer diseases amongst men in our country.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.