Chirwa recounts height of Fees Must Fall movement


Naledi Chirwa detailed the realities of being at the centre of the Fees Must Fall Movement, when protesting students were made to head back to class or face expulsion.

The Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) Naledi Chirwa took to Twitter on Tuesday, 26 January 2021, to detail what she witnessed at the height of the Fees Must Fall movement, which called for no fee increment for higher institutions of learning. Chirwa, along with fellow EFF National Executive Committee member, Vuyani Pambo, are some of the political names that rose from that generation of protesters.

Specifically, Chirwa addressed what she has described as the #BackToClass agenda, which saw other students and the tertiary institutions’ managements applying pressure for student to return back to class. The students were reportedly threatened with expulsion, arrest, “or worse.”

Chirwa noted, “Personally, [I] have a big [problem] with #BackToClass people who do not admit it was a tool of Project Academia. Thinking of their reasons now is even more angering. A little eight days of protest at an institution of higher learning has never cost an academic year altogether. They knew this.”

See the post below.

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