The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema, on Monday, lost his cool on President Zuma and State Security Minister David Mahlobo.
Juju attacked the duo after the EFF Student Command leader Vuyani Pambo disclosed that Mahlobo tried to lure student leaders into a “secret meeting” over the ongoing protests at the Wits University.
Pambo alleged that student leaders were invited to secretly meet with President Zuma and Mahlobo in the early hours of today.
“It’s 4:00 am in the morning, the state through its spy has found us. We refuse to meet Zuma or Mahlobo in private. The mass meeting resolved,” the EFFSC leader tweeted.
He insisted that holding a private meeting with Zuma and the minister will be one of the biggest “betrayal” in the history of the country’s education system. He vowed that the students will only meet government officials if they promise to meet their demands for free education.
Taking up the case, EFF’s tireless leader took to Twitter and lambasted the Minister David Mahlobo and the Zuma-led administration. He said the move shows the Zuma-led government is clueless.
He tweeted: “Mahlobo is now calling @EFF students leaders like @vuyanipambo to secret meetings, desperate times for this leaderless government. #Asijiki.”
Last week, Juju urged students nationwide to join in the protest because the only time to get the long-awaited free education is now.
Although his call didn’t go down well with many people, the defiant leader further encouraged students not to allow police brutality suppress the noble cause, insisting that free education is possible.
On Monday afternoon, police peppered hundreds of Wits University students with rubber bullets, tear gas, and a water cannon in the streets of Braamfontein.
This came after the students assaulted campus securities who denied them entry into Solomon Mahlangu House – where they wanted to hold a mass meeting.
Following the renewed battle between the students and the police, Wits Student Representative Council (SRC) member Fasiha Hassan confirmed that 11 students were arrested for allegedly holding sticks and causing violence.
The renewed #FeesMustFall protests follow Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande’s announcement last month that universities could make individual decisions whether to increase tuition fees for 2017 or not, but warned that whatever the amount decided, it should not exceed eight percent of the current fees.