UPDATE: NMMU brings early morning #FeesMustFall blockade under control

AUGUST 23, 2016

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) on Tuesday morning said that it managed to contain an early morning attempt by students to block various NMMU PE campus entrances after the South African Students’ Congress (SASCO) at the NMMU called for a shutdown of the campus in demand for free education.

"All entrances are now open with the exception of South Campus. As a result, you are advised to use either the North Campus or the Marine Drive entrance. All university buildings can be accessed as normal," the NMMU said in a statement.

"NMMU is monitoring the situation and engaging with the students concerned. We will release more substantial information in subsequent updates."

As anxiety builds up about a possible fee increase for 2017, SASCO NMMU responed to a call made by the Provincial Executive Committee of SASCO in the Eastern Cape for a shutdown of all university campuses in the province in demand for free education on Tuesday. But the NMMU's Student Representative Council (SRC) was singing another tune.

Read more on this here: SASCO AND NMMU SRC SING DIFFERENT TUNES OVER TUESDAY'S SHUTDOWN