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Mpofu maintains free higher education is possible

Advocate Dali Mpofu has questioned some of the budget allocations made by government.

Dali Mpofu. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Advocate Dali Mpofu says there are many ways in which the country can achieve the implementation of free quality higher education but only if government has a willingness to prioritise the matter.

Mpofu was speaking at a Wits student gathering yesterday which was meant to be a general assembly to discuss fees and other matters.

The assembly which would have been chaired by Wits chancellor Dikgang Moseneke was postponed due to disagreements over its format and the reopening of the university on Monday.

Students used the platform to engage with one another about their fight for free higher education.

Mpofu has questioned some of the budget allocations made by government saying many of them should be relooked in order to make free higher education feasible.

"Is it more important that we should have nine provinces with 100 MECs, 100 cars and 100 bodyguards or should we have free higher education?"