Adv Moela is a modern Robin Hood, putting his needs aside to help students
Struggle over fees triggered advocate Lerato Moela to stand in solidarity with the students fees movement
Advocate Lerato Moela was still a law student when he decided to take Wits University to court last year to halt the evacuation of campus residences at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown.
Moela, who completed his studies thanks to funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), has now offered his support to students currently taking part in #asinamali (we don’t have money) protests.
“I am prepared to represent students because that is the form of activism I can offer. I can’t be on the picket line, so I use my privilege of being a legal practitioner to assist them, showing that I am in solidarity with them,” he said...