Presidency confirms Zuma will meet with university management and students

BY CHARL BOSCH - OCTOBER 22, 2015

The Presidency has announced that President Jacob Zuma will be meeting with students and university management at the Union Buildings in Pretoria tomorrow, to discuss ways in ending to ongoing protest against the hiking of university fees.

On Wednesday, protesting University of Cape Town (UCT) and Cape Peninsula University of Technology students made it past heavily armed riot police in descending on Parliament where Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene was tabling his mid-term budget.

An estimated 30 students were taken into custody for trespassing while others were reportedly injured after police fired stun grenades and tear gas to have them vacate the area. 

While 26 were released and will appear in court today, six students including the Reverend Frank Chikane's son, Kgosi Chikane, spent the night behind bars and are reportedly facing a serious charge of treason - as confirmed by his lawyer.

The police, however, have a released a statement denying the treason charge saying the "students arrested during illegal protest action in Cape Town yesterday will face charges of trespassing & contravening Reg of Gatherings Act".

The SA Police Services in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday appealed to the protesters to protest in peace and said that their officers would take the necessary steps to restore order in th event of violence.

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How EFF were thrown out of the National Assembly when they joined the #feesmustfall protest courtesy of Tribe2tribes Youtube Channel