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Blade Nzimande Watches On As Brawl Breaks Out Between Students At Higher Education Meeting [Video]

It may have appeared to quieten down a little on the #FeesMustFall side of things, but that doesn’t mean that students are any less determined to find a solution to our higher education problem.

Over the weekend the latest battleground was the Higher Education National Convention in Midrand, a meeting at which the Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande was present.

It’s pretty clear that the convention descended into chaos, with everything really kicking off around the 4:30 mark.

The event had to be suspended due to safety concerns, with this from News24:

The opening session got off to a rocky start as student delegations arrived two hours late and refused to hear from Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande and shouted with every mention of his name.

The convention was first disrupted after students refused to let AfriForum speak first as per the prior agreement that all student delegations will have a turn to talk in alphabetical order.

If you’re wondering where they might get their inspiration from then check out this video of ANC and EFF members brawling from last Thursday:

More on that incident from News24 again:

The EFF in Ekurhuleni claimed the ANC is following the example set in Parliament after ANC councillors clashed with the EFF councillors in the Ekurhuleni council chambers…

In footage of the incident, ANC councillors push and pull EFF councillors dressed in red overalls. EFF councillors are also seen emptying water bottles on ANC councillors.

EFF Ekurhuleni chairperson Mampuru Mampuru told News24 that ANC approached the party’s members after they started singing on the council floor.

“The Speaker was trying to push through a vote by [show of] hands, to keep the mayor in his position, without EFF and DA councillors voting,” he said.

“It was the when the [ANC] councillors charged at us.”

Talk about setting an example…


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