The Friday Stand-In 2016

"Of course fees must fall", says Redi Tlhabi on university funding crisis

Redi Tlhabi has pledged her continued support for the cause for free higher education for the poor being fought for in #FeesMustFall students protests.

Speaking to callers on the open line, she recalled attending the October 2015 march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria along with students from various universities in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

She also denounced the violence that has since characterised the activist group, saying the following:

"I don't support the torching of infrastruscture and I won't mince my words. That is not radicalism, that's being self-destructive... Where are you going to go for this free education when the institutions are no longer standing?"

Listen to the clip below:

It is a reflection of an entire system that has failed... I haven't changed in terms of my passion for the cause and my commitment for the cause.

Redi Tlhabi, 702 on-air personality

In an effort to gain clarity on the issue, she asked whether student leaders who already have their undergraduate degrees, have legitimacy to speak on behalf of the movement.

I think that a final year student, a first year student, a second year student or a matriculant who has hopes of going to university have far more to lose than a postgrad student.

Redi Tlhabi, 702 on-air personality

This article first appeared on 702 : "Of course fees must fall", says Redi Tlhabi on university funding crisis


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