Protests go on, students vow

 

ON THE MARCH: Russell Road College students march to the High Court in Bird Street without any traffic police escorts yesterday. Picture: MIKE HOLMES
ON THE MARCH: Russell Road College students march to the High Court in Bird Street without any traffic police escorts yesterday. Picture: MIKE HOLMES

PROTESTING Port Elizabeth College students have vowed to continue their rolling mass action, despite the college’s attempt to interdict them and calls for them to return to class.

Students are also calling for Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande to intervene and remove college administrator Leon Beech from the hot seat.

They said if Nzimande continued to “ignore our correspondence about the dire situation in our [Further Education and Training] colleges”, they would withhold their votes in the upcoming national elections.

About 300 students from the college’s Russell Road, Iqhayiya and Dower campuses converged at the main building in Central and marched on the Port Elizabeth High Court in Bird Street yesterday, to which they had been summoned on Friday. – Zandile Mbabela

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