Students return to Fort Hare campus to protest

After an intensive mobilisation around the campus the protesting University of Fort Hare students have returned to the main gate of the Alice campus where they have just chased away security guards on duty.
In the morning just less than a hundred students demonstrated at the gate preventing workers from entering.
They then left and went from one residence to the next mobilising more students to join the protest. On their return they chased the security guards away and closed the gate.
“We don’t want you here. Just leave,” said one student.
Although they (security guards) didn’t leave the premises of the university, they left the main gate.
Students at the university have since Tuesday been boycotting classes over payments of NSFAS allowance.
They said they do not want IntelliMali to be involved in distribution of NSFAS allowances and want their money to be deposited straight into their accounts.
The protest at the university has brought all the academic activities to a complete standstill.
Students have vowed to carry on with the protest until the university vice-chancellor professor Sakhela Buhlungu responded to their demands. Police are monitoring the situation. This is a developing story...

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