‘Rhodes Must Fall’ group to hand over new demands

This includes renaming the Jameson Hall to the 'Marikana Memorial Hall'.

FILE: Rhodes Must Fall members are gearing up to hand over a new list of demands to management. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The University of Cape Town's Rhodes Must Fall members are gearing up to hand over a new list of demands to management.

Earlier this year, the transformation group made a list of demands to management, including the removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue.

The group is set to march this afternoon from the Bremner Building to the main campus.

Member Mbali Matandela said one of their demands is to rename the Jameson Hall to the Marikana Memorial Hall, in honour of the miners who were killed by police while protesting three years ago.

#RMFMarch Nicol: I turned in the tv from England and saw black police gun down black miners. MK pic.twitter.com/y75tAokEsi

#RMFMarch Jameson stairs filled with students listening to Rhodes Must Fall commemorate Marikana miners. @MasaKekana pic.twitter.com/fMUkXXfNS3

On Tuesday, students gathered in the Jameson Plaza to commemorate those who were killed while protesting.

AMCU RALLIES BEHIND GROUP

Meanwhile, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) have joined the movement in calling for the tertiary institution to rename Jameson Hall.

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa told the audience the Marikana report failed the victims and families.

"That's why I call it a 'Farlam omission of inquiry'... it had no truth."

Mathunjwa said he supported the movement in its efforts to remember the miners.