FeesMustFall movement: Government must fall with fees

FeesMustFall movement: Government must fall with fees

The FeesMustFall movement in Tshwane has warned the ANC-led government that if it wants to protect higher education fees - then it must be prepared to fall with those fees. 

Outsourcing Must Fall Press Briefing
Photo: Portia Cele

The FeesMustFall Movement, Outsourcing Must Fall and Occupy4education movements in the city held a joint press briefing on Wednesday. 


A decision was made to hold a joint mass meeting on Saturday to plot the way forward.


The movements believe that contrary to what universities are saying, students who want to return to class are in the minority.


Outsourcing Must Fall activist, Vusi Mahlangu, called for higher education minister, Blade Nzimande, to resign. Mahlangu dubbed recent remarks by Nzimande, urging students to return to class,  as childish and anti-revolutionary.


"Just as we rejected the minister's initial announcement of capping tuition increases at 8%, we denounce as mischievous comments made yesterday," Mahlangu said.

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Mahlangu also said the majority of students are poor and that is why they are refusing to back down in the fight for free education. 


"Anyone who wants to protect these fees, they must fall with the fees," Mahlangu said.


He also called on President Jacob Zuma's entire cabinet to resign.


"We as young people of this country want free education and we want it now," he said.

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