Nzimande calls on young communists to stop EFF from destroying universities

- | 5 months ago

Transport Minister and South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande on Sunday called on the Young Communists League (YCL) to help stop the destruction of property at tertiary institutions, which he said was carried out by Economic Freedom Fighters supporters.

Delivering the Moses Mabhida memorial lecture in Imbali in Pietermaritzburg, he said it pained him to see universities being burnt, as he had previously been higher education and training minister. During the height of the 2015/16 “Fees Must Fall” campaign damage at universities reached R800 million.

While the original reason for the protests was genuine, it had now been taken over by formations with different agendas, including the EFF.

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