Redi Tlhabi | Student protests: Yet another narrative for the ANC to manipulate

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Students gathered outside the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court.
Students gathered outside the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court.
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This week's protest for free education and the erasure of historical debt is part of a chapter in a long narrative of neglect, lies, hypocrisy and factionalism, writes Redi Tlhabi.

The crisis of free higher education must be placed within its proper context.

It is exasperating watching media coverage of an explosive protest and a showdown between the state and those protesting against it without historical context.

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