- Students at the Mapulaneng TVET college in Mpumalanga were allegedly locked out of their residence and police officers were asked to intervene
- The issue arose due to non-payment of their accommodation allowance by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
- The news was shared via social media and many people are calling for change
Students at the Mapulaneng TVET College in Mpumalanga were confronted with an uncomfortable situation as they had no place to sleep.
It is alleged that they were locked out of their residence due to non-payment of the accommodation by NSFAS.
Mpumalanga police were asked to intervene and came to their aid by opening doors for them.
The news was shared via twitter by Man’s Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) and a large group of students are pictured lying on the floor.
Briefly.co.za noted that social media users were up in arms and blamed the ANC for the current state of affairs.
There was some debate regarding who should bear the brunt of the responsibility as some felt the private residences should be forced to wait until the payment comes through.
South African Police Service (SAPS) officers received plaudits for their assistance in the matter.
However, many had harsh words for the ANC and called on voters to make their presence felt in the upcoming elections.
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