Student protestors in Cape Town pushed their way through Parliament’s gates (M&G ZA) earlier today, ‘clashing’ with police (CNBC video) who responded by firing stun grenades (NDTV) into the crowds. The South African Students Congress has called for a #NationalShutDown of all universities after rejecting the government’s proposed 6% cap on fee increases.
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BREAKING: #SOUTHAFRICA UNIVERISTY STUDENTS STORM PARLIAMENT, POLICE FIRE RUBBER BULLETS AND STUN GRENADES AS FINANCE MINISTER READS BUDGET
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The Daily Vox (@theDailyVox) is live tweeting from outside Parliament and provided this video of demonstrators chanting ‘we want Gwede!‘, calling for ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe to address the protestors demands for an end to university fee increases. Mantashe was at Parliament today for Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s mid-term budget policy speech.
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Amukelani Mayimele (@Amuster) breaks down the issues of why students are demanding #FeesMustFall and puts forth this ‘clarion call‘ (Omojuwa) for support from all South African stakeholders to attain a more, ‘just and equitable society‘.