Wits Protest: Black Coffee Starts Conversation to Crowdfund Student Fees

Wits Protest: Black Coffee Starts Conversation to Crowdfund Student Fees

There are those who talk and those who do and Black Coffee has again proved his is a doer. The internationally acclaimed DJ asked how South Africans could assist students with fees following protests at Wits University earlier this week.

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On Wednesday, Briefly.co.za reported that 35-year-old Mthokozisi Ntumba died when he was shot in a crossfire when police fired rubber bullets at protesting students.

The disgruntled students are protesting against financial exclusion by NSFAS.

Black Coffee then took to Twitter, where he asked:

"As a country what can we do to assist students with fees...isn't there a way we can collectively create a fund to assist?"

Activist Tumi Sole was one of the first to respond to Coffee's question:

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"Brother, we’re looking at expanding the base with other sponsors to address the financial crisis experienced by students."

@Miss_T_Leka replied to Black Coffee's tweet:

"Why don't you start by first donating 1 million and we will do the rest?"

Some felt students aren't paying NSFAS back:

@Lok0s_magreet wrote:

"Ain't no one paying NSFAS back when they looted R500 billion. Zuma's debt and all the funny tenders they loot is enough money to fund students.
"They need to go cleanse themselves and as a government fix their behaviour and they will see the amount of money available."
Wits: Black Coffee Is the Hero We Need, Offers to Crowdfund Fees
Black Coffee asked what he and South Africans could do to help raise funds for student fees. Image: @realblackcoffee
Source: Instagram

@Lesba007 had another creative idea to raise the funds:

Wits University condemns violence during protest

Wits University released a statement condemning any violence and called on people to keep calm.

On Wednesday, Wits made health and counselling services available to students and members of the community who may need assistance after they witness the death of Ntumba.

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Sanef condemns shooting of women student journalists

Meanwhile, the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) released a statement condemning the vicious shooting of female student journalists from Wits University by members of the police while they were recording the students' protests.

Sanef revealed two people were told to leave the scene only to be shot at by the same police officer. The students were reporting for two different university publications.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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