Fees Must Fall activist, Bonginkosi, sleeps in park for jailed students

Fees Must Fall activist, Bonginkosi, sleeps in park for jailed students

- Bonginkosi Khanyile has been actively involved with the #FeesMustFall protests and is now sleeping outside the Union Buildings

- Bonginkosi wants the students who were imprisoned for protesting to be pardoned

- The activist will appear in court in October to be sentenced after he was found guilty for his involvement in the violent #FeesMustFall protests

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Bonginkosi Khanyile has been camping outside the Union Buildings in Tshwane for a few nights now. His mother Phumzile Khathini has joined him in this sleep-out protest.

He plans to keep sleeping in the park until something is done to pardon the students who were imprisoned for the #FeesMustFall protests.

Bonginkosi had a meeting with Justice Minister Michael Masutha on Friday but still continued with his sleep-out.

The Daily Sun reports that Bonginkosi isn't assured of anything Masutha said. He asks the public to join his protest.

“Nothing is in writing. He is a politician. They say one thing today and do another tomorrow.

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Bonginkosi was arrested in 2016 on 13 charges but was acquitted of most of them. He will appear in court in October to be sentenced after he was found guilty of failure to comply with police instruction, possession of a dangerous weapon and public violence.

But there were some good moments for the activist, as Briefly.co.za reported earlier that he graduated from Durban University of Technology (DUT) with a Bachelor Degree of Technology in Public Management after being suspended by the institution.

Bonginkosi received a one-month suspension from DUT after he took part in the violent student protests.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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