“At the centre of the battle for power lies a deeper idea: the idea of entitlement and monopoly over the space,” according to a student leader.
The protests turned violent in the province as a car was torched at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Westville Campus.
In certain instances, the SASCO’s members made rounds in an ANC branded bakkie encouraging students to vote for the student political organisation.
The acting president of the SRC, Letlhogonolo Maimane, showed discontent of the past SRC leadership.
SASCO’s leaders and its affiliates have tried at least three times to gain positions for its representatives to fill certain portfolios but this was done in vain due to its Cold War that is likely to intensify.
Their solidarity drew attention, and their fellow activists whom they came to support (SASCO-APK) joined them as they enchanted freedom songs.
It is very imminent that the Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (DASO) will join the EFFSC by boycotting the 2017 elections.
Lubhelwana said all these allegations are means of further dividing the structure of the SRC and some of his colleagues want to topple him from power.
It is still not clear whether the University of Johannesburg has purposefully removed the financial information button or it is just a technical glitch.