NMMU joins global protest

SISTERS IN SUPPORT: NMMU students taking part in the 'Bring Back our Girls' protest are, from left, Eileen Tucker, Sinovuyo Mcunukelwa, Tess Hamre, Stephanie Kopperud, Aviwe Ndyaluvane and Ongeziwe Msebenzi.  Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI
SISTERS IN SUPPORT: NMMU students taking part in the ‘Bring Back our Girls’ protest are, from left, Eileen Tucker, Sinovuyo Mcunukelwa, Tess Hamre, Stephanie Kopperud, Aviwe Ndyaluvane and Ongeziwe Msebenzi. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI

NELSON Mandela Metropolitan University students have added their voices to the global protest against the abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria.

The 276 girls were abducted by Nigeria’s militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, from a boarding school in the northern town of Chibok last month.

About 200 students participated in a joint prayer and march from NMMU’s main building to the library as part of the global social media #BringOurGirlsBack campaign.

NMMU law student Amos Ngalimani, who led the joint prayer service, said: “Having stayed and studied in Nigeria puts so much more heartache in me. I can understand the pain these families are going through.”

Bay residents will also march from North End to the City Hall on May 26 at 10am.

Petitions will be available tomorrow at the Greenacres shopping centre, Cleary Park shopping centre, Uitenhage Town Hall and the Bluewater Bay centre for residents to add their names. – Chanice Koopman

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  • May 16, 2014 at 11:47 am
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    The Boko Haram abductors will not take any notice of students standing in P.E. with placards anymore than they will Anne Hathaway or Angelina Jolie in Los Angeles.Why not do something about what is happening in your own backyard intead of tilting at Windmills? A three year old girl was electrocuted in Missionvale yesterday because of illegal connections! That is SOMETHING you CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT!!!

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