Mantashe lambastes PE students

STRONG WORDS: Students, parents and staff at the PE College's Iqhayiya campus listen to ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe during his visit to the campus yesterday. Picture: MARK WEST
STRONG WORDS: Students, parents and staff at the PE College’s Iqhayiya campus listen to ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe during his visit to the campus yesterday. Picture: MARK WEST

ANC HEAVYWEIGHT Gwede Mantashe laid into students, parents and union leaders of the Port Elizabeth College after they explained their issues in detail during a meeting at the beleaguered institution’s Iqhayiya campus yesterday.

Students had earlier vowed to boycott the May 7 elections because they were being ignored by political leaders, but softened up to ANC leaders, effectively offering their vote to the party on a silver platter.

Students, parents and union representatives brought Mantashe and his entourage – which included ANC provincial chairman Phumulo Masualle and regional secretary Zandisile Qupe – up to speed with the problems that have seen students striking and out of class for the past eight weeks – Zandile Mbabela

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