Will Student Leaders Make An Impact In Parliament?

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- thedailyvox.co.za | 2 months ago

Former student leaders of the Fees Must Fall (FMF) movement are well on their way to Parliament.

Wits University FMF leaders Nompendulo Mkwatsha and Fasiha Hassan have been named on the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party list. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have named another Wits FMF leader Vuyani Pambo, as well as Naledi Chirwa and Phuti Peter Keetse.

With all these vibrant young people entering the political domain, is it realistic to hope that the most pressing issues facing young people (including free higher education) will get the attention it deserves from the highest legislative body in South Africa? The Daily Vox spoke to political analyst Tasneem Essop about what it all means.

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