By: Kaya 959 News
The EFF Student Command is calling on universities to suspend online learning. This is to stand in solidarity with protesting students.
The student body says it is engaging with institutions to halt their programme until a solution is found. It says it cannot be business as usual at universities while other students are out on the streets demonstrating.
Students at various universities, including Wits, University of Johannesburg, and the University of Free State, have been protesting for over a week over funding issues.
This student in the audio below says he is concerned about losing out on work while demonstrations continue.
More institutions of higher learning are expected to join in. The Tshwane University of Technology announced that it will join the demonstrations next week.
READ: More Institutions of Higher Learning expected to join ongoing protest over fees
TUT called on President Cyril Ramaphosa and Police Minister Bheki Cele to ban the use of rubber bullets at protests. The call comes after a bystander, Mthokozisi Ntumba, was killed last week when officers fired rubber bullets during protests at Wits University.
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