Student leaders avoid real issues
When Blade Nzimande, as minister of higher education, left academic matters to toyi-toyi over a painting, many young people were watching closely.
Years later during the Fees Must Fall protests, Nzimande acted as if he does not know what a protest is. Perhaps South Africans get bored quickly and so are in constant need of something to protest about.
In a way, protesting is a form of entertainment. The type of student leadership in this country is a ticking time bomb ready to explode and cause anarchy. These populists do not address the real issues students face. Instead, they make a name for themselves through organising violent protests.
They seem not to think before they act. The reward is that they will be recognised by their respective political parties for a higher position in government or in the party. Let us take the demand for no fees, for instance. Where would the money come from, seeing that the country is in junk status?
Khotso Moleko, e-mail