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EFF gives Maties 2 weeks to respond to demands

EFF Student Command says the victimisation of certain students at Stellenbosch University continues unabated.

Students say they'll perform a “cleansing ceremony” to “educate” university management on their culture. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) protestors say Stellenbosch University has been given two weeks to respond to a new set of demands.

The EFF Student Command handed the memorandum of grievances to university management yesterday.

The protest became heated when Afriforum members cleaned the Jan Marais statue which had been vandalised and decked with an EFF poster.

WATCH #Stellies confrontations continue. SS pic.twitter.com/d8hg5UaHgy

The student command's Lauren Grootboom said the victimisation of certain students at Stellenbosch University continues unabated.

"We are tired of this university victimising our students. We are tired of this university criminalising our students."

The EFF student command members said they are also demonstrating against security officials allegedly hired by the university dubbed "the men in black".

She said the university's private security is also a problem.

"The men in black are external security forces that the university has hired to terrorise us."

During protests yesterday, there were debates and confrontations between the EFF members and Afriforum demonstrators who protected a statue of Jan Marais.

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