PROTECT OUR STUDENTS
Most parents want their children to go to university, as many people’s lives have improved after they received qualifications.
In light of the recent alleged rape and assault of two students at Nelson Mandela University, parents have now learnt that their children aren’t safe at these institutions of higher learning.
It is worrying that we still have incidents like this in 2017, more than 20 years after the dawn of a new democracy in South Africa.
After fighting for free and accessible education through the #FeesMustFall campaign, we can’t be fighting against rape at universities too. It is worrying and unfair to parents who pay huge fees for tuition and accommodation. It is the university’s job to make sure students are safe.
The perpetrator should get what he deserves – a long jail sentence – as campus rape is a nightmare and our sisters need to be protected. MELATO MPHAHLELE, ZEBEDIELA