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#FeesMustFall: ‘Student female leaders showed discipline’

Woman, such as Wits incoming SRC president, have been at the forefront of the campaign.

file: Wits University SRC president-elect Nompendulo Mkatshwa shouts during a third day of protests on campus over proposed tuition fee increases. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Minister of Social development and African National Congress Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini says she is proud of the young women leading the Fees Must Fall movement.

Woman have been at the forefront of the campaign at Wits University, with incoming SRC president Nompendulo Mkatshwa and outgoing SRC president Shaeera Kalla leading the charge.

They were among those who marched to the Union Buildings demanding that high tertiary education fees be scrapped on Friday.

The nationwide Fees Must Fall campaign began at Wits a week and a half ago with students rejecting a 10,5 percent increase in fees for 2016.

Dlamini says they have shown true disciplined leadership.

"We are proud of our children who led the Fees Must Fall campaign. They had discipline and also showed us that South Africa has a future in young women of today."

WATCH: The day fees 'fell'

Meanwhile, the Department of Higher Education and Training has called on students across the country to return to their classes on Monday saying it will be unfortunate if students don't use the opportunity to focus on their academics.

The university of the Western Cape and Wits students have already indicated that they will continue with their protests tomorrow.

Nzimande's spokesperson Khaye Nkwanyana said, "If there will be any other protest tomorrow, it be unfortunate because it will means those are students who are having another agenda that might be completely outside of what was a general concern by the students around the issue of fee increment, which has been addressed."

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