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Zuma assures students govt is trying to find solution to #FeesMustFall

The president has also emphasised government's support for free higher education for the poor.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - As Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) students mourn the death of one of their peers who was run over who during a #FeesMustFall protests, President Jacob Zuma has reassured students that government is doing all it can, to find a solution to the current funding crisis facing universities.

Zuma has sent his condolences to the family and friends of student leader Lesego Phehla who was run over by a car during clashes with police at tut on Thursday.

It's understood the protest was sparked by the decision not to provide students with transport to the Union Buildings.

The president has also emphasised government's support for free higher education for the poor.

The presidency's Bongani Ngqulunga said, "The president thinks government must work together with students to find a solution and that is why he appointed a ministerial task team."