Daily Maverick: Op-Ed: Why is the state not a target of student protests?

20 Oct 2015 - 10:00

"As protests raged at the Universities of Cape Town, Rhodes and the Witwatersrand, President Jacob Zuma managed to magically distance himself and his government from the crisis. In the midst of the chaos unfolding at Wits, one waited to hear from Higher Education Minster Blade Nzimande. He was missing in action until Monday when he called a press conference. One could not help but think that that was rather too little too late."

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