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EFF VUT student command condemns free higher education commission

EFF student command at VUT says the Commission Of inquiry into Free Higher Education is undermining students.

FILE: The EFF student command says it will continue protesting until students’ demands are met. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) student command at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) says it believes the Commission Of inquiry into Free Higher Education is undermining students.

Yesterday, the organisation pulled out of its scheduled presentation in front of the commission saying it has already made numerous submissions for free higher education.

The student command believes the commission, appointed by President Jacob Zuma, is just a way of buying time and avoiding implementing calls for free higher education.

The organisation's Cassius Mabunda said, "We refuse to sit in this kind of gathering because we have made submissions from last year with President Jacob Zuma."

Mabunda says the EFF student command has made it clear that it will continue protesting until students' demands are met.

Meanwhile, the South African Union of Students has also threatened to shut down universities next week, because of what it says was a disappointing meeting with Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.

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