For some time now, university students in South Africa have been demanding free education.
Demonstrations and violence have been carried out in the name of the protest, with the most recent disorder being students from Wits University being involved in looting shops and setting fire to a bus in Johannesburg, reported News24.
Now, President Jacob Zuma has intervened and has condemned the violence and called for the students to return to lectures. He has said that a dedicated team of ministers will try to ensure that universities will run as normal while the government looks for a solution to end the protests.
The government is taking the students’ demands seriously and “remains committed” to finding a solution, he said.
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