Thursday 11 March 2021, 21:58 pm / Molefi Sompane
ANC Secretary interacting with students: image supplied.
By: Molefi Sompane: ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule has again won the hearts of South African Students Congress, (Sasco), members, when he told them he is supporting them, following the death of a man during the student protest in Braamfontein on Wednesday.
Magashule told student leaders, it was their right to March as it is government’s responsibility to provide free education.
“It is your constitutional right to March, you should demand the free education as it is in the ANC policies to ensure that all students gets free education,” he said.
Magashule who eyes party presidency, has said ANC will engage those it deployed in government to provide solution to the tertiary institutional problems that impact the marginalised .
“When these Universities demands registrations only the poor suffers. The disadvantaged suffers and ANC knows that and it should fix that.”
He was speaking to over 100 Wits University students who marched to the ANC’s headquarters, Luthuli House, in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Meanwhile treasury has committed itself to pumping more money to National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS to try helping first years to get through the gates of higher learning. This happens after the scheme reported to be bankrupt.
In other news the minister of police Bheki Cele visited the family of a man killed when he was passing near the student protest in Johannesburg.
Cele said it was unfortunate to have the 35 years father of three killed on that day. It was reported that he was from the doctor on the day of his killing.