“Because the council think they are strategic by raising fee increment during examinations, we will stand our ground and it will be their loss not ours,” said Dlamini.
Students cheered Dlamini at Senate House as he was setting out a plan for the next coming days.
Dlamini said the fee increment was a plan for the university to divide the rich and the poor.
“Now the university refuses to talk to us, they would even go to courts for urgent applications but we are shutting down this university until our cry is heard.”
Students pleaded with government to intervene, “stakeholders must also intervene, we can’t sit at home with our brains, we want to kill poverty and the only way to do that is through education,” said the SRC president Shaeera Kalla.
“We are saying we cannot afford.”