Actor Siv Ngesi Rallies Round #FeesMustFall Protesters


Actor and comedian Siv Ngesi has rallied round student protesters fighting against a proposed increase in university fees across the country.

A fresh round of student protests under the popular #FeesMustFall movement erupted in South Africa last week. This was after Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande announced that there will be an 8% increase in university fees.

Consequently, the nation was thrown into frenzy with some people kicking against the move, while others supported it. Meanwhile, Siv Ngesi took to Twitter to share his opinion on the matter. Apparently, his top wish is that he had enough money to help “fix” the whole whole issue of fees.

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Furthermore, he explained that he’s very much in support of the movement because he was never given the opportunity that the students who are protesting now have. He also hit back at people who use the excuse of privilege‚ saying that it can’t always be their “finishing move all the time.” He sadly revealed that at the age of 30, he can only boast of a grade 12.

More tension has mounted at the University of Johannesburg; with students disrupting classes and all. Also, the university reportedly closed their gates to all media amidst heated protests on the campus.

As expected, the campaign has resulted in the destruction of property at various university campuses across the country. On Monday morning, a UKZN residence was torched.

In addition, as students continue to protest the recently hiked school fees for 2017, Wits University reportedly lost one of its employees.

According to reports, the worker died days after he was affected by fire extinguisher which was released in the Jubilee Hall of Residence by protesting students.

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As a result, he was rushed to the Campus Health and Wellness Centre and later taken to a hospital where the worker was treated for a few days before his death.

Wits university management took to Twitter to sympathize with the the family‚ friends and colleagues of the university resident cleaner.