We didn't lose at Fort Hare – DA students

2016-04-23 12:51
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Johannesburg - Democratic Alliance Students Organisation leader Yusuf Kasim has rubbished claims that the South African Students Congress won the elections at Fort Hare University.

"We didn't lose the election. We performed as we performed last year. If you combine the votes on the Alice campus and the East London campus which are the two main campuses and the campuses that voted last year," he said.

Kasim was speaking during the launch of the DA's manifesto near Tuurfontein.

"What made the difference was the few votes at the Bisho satellite campus," he said.

Kasim said he was happy with Daso's increased support at the institution's East London campus.

"We performed very well. We kept Alice campus and increased support in East London, we have done very well," he said.  

He told News24 he was in negotiations with Pan Africanist Student Movement of Azania for assistance and to push Daso's agenda in the students representative council.

"We are in negotiations with Pasma to see how we can still push through our agenda to assist students and ensure that Sasco does not loot money as they did before."

The ANC-aligned Sasco has regained control of the University of Fort Hare’s SRC from the DA.  

In a historic win last year, the Daso won control of the university’s SRC.

This year Sasco got 43% of the vote, compared with Daso’s 40%. They also won the East London campus. Daso retained the Alice campus.

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