Students threaten to make South Africa ‘ungovernable’

By BBC

The main student leader at South Africa’s prestigious University of Witwatersrand has warned that students will make the country ungovernable if their demand for free education is not met this week, the private Eyewitness News reports.

Students Representative Council leader Kefentse Mkhari’s warning came after violent protests broke out in the commercial capital, Johannesburg, last week over a government proposal to increase tuition fees by up to 8% next year.

Mr Mkhari is quoted as saying:

Right now we want free education and if government won’t commit itself to giving us free education, we will [make] this country ungovernable.”

 

  

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