Free the Fees Must Fall students! Young MPs sock it to Cyril

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Free the Fees Must Fall students! Young MPs sock it to Cyril

Former student leaders and now debutant MPs prove that they have by no means forgotten their roots

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They may no longer be student leaders, but debutant MPs Nompendulo Mkhatshwa and Naledi Chirwa from Fees Must Fall have clearly not forgotten their roots.

The two, both new respective ANC and EFF MPs, on Tuesday used their maiden speeches in parliament to highlight the struggles of incarcerated #FeesMustFall activists.

During their inputs on the debate on the state of the nation address delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week, the two former student leaders spoke on a wide range of socioeconomic issues affecting young South Africans, including hate crimes, sexism, patriarchy and discrimination against LGBTI communities...

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