Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) student leaders at Durban University of Technology (DUT) are expected to lead a march through the city centre on Monday and have said they “will deal decisively” with those trying to attend lectures as the academic programme resumes.
The march is set to start at 8am from DUT and end at city hall, but EFF Student Command (EFFSC) leaders have also agreed to meet with the institution’s management at the same time. The EFFSC and student representative council (SRC) leader at DUT, Sesiyanda Godlimpi, said in a statement that they were “very dumbfounded” by a statement from DUT management saying classes would resume on Monday.
“We didn’t have a meeting where we agreed with the management that classes will resume, we only agreed on unblocking of students in two days time but they failed to do that. Their statement shows that the management is undermining the SRC,” said Godlimpi.
“We want to make it clear that we as the SRC led by EFFSC, we don’t agree on resuming of classes while issues of students are still outstanding. There is a student who lost his life for fighting for free education, hence the university wants to continue like nothing has happened.
We want justice for Mlungisi Madonsela.