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Students, be calm despite cop violence – we have funds for you: Blade

Nzimande’s plea comes as Ramaphosa, Cele express dismay at killing of Mthokozisi Ntumba at Wits protest

Higher education and training minister Blade Nzimande has made an impassioned plea to protesting students to remain calm and to use available channels to raise grievances instead of talking to the streets. 

The minister warned that SA could not afford further disruptions, as the start of 2021 academic year had already grappled with various challenges.

His comments came as the fallout continued over the death of Mthokozisi Ntumba (https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-03-11-bystander-shot-in-wits-protest-was-married-with-three-children/), a 35-year-old man who had just left a clinic near Wits University in Johannesburg on Wednesday when he was shot by police near the scene of a student protest. A number of students were injured and some arrested...

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