EFF Pupil Command shuts down retailers in Joburg CBD – SABC Information

Members of the EFF Student Command have closed stores and shops in the CBD of Johannesburg on the verge of the rampage.

The protests broke out after hundreds of Wits University students marched into Braamfontein after presenting a memorandum of demands to the Constitutional Court. They also handed over a memorandum today to the Secretary General of the ANC, Ace Magashule, at Luthuli House.

The students protest against the non-registration of students who still owe Wits money.

Muzi Khoza, general secretary of the EFF student commando, says they will press protests until their demands are met.

“We are touching white monopoly capital. When we close banks, when we close these companies, we know deep down in our hearts that we are touching white monopoly capital. And then they have to talk to their dolls [President] Cyril Ramaphosa and the Finance Department to listen to our requests, including [Higher Education Minister] Blade Nzimande when we ask students to register without paying in advance, ”says Khoza.

Students from Johannesburg University also took part in the protest.

They march from the institution’s Kingsway campus to the Bunting Road campus in Auckland Park in Johannesburg.

The march is in solidarity with the plight of their Wits colleagues.

Students march to the UJ Bunting Road campus:

Yesterday the situation in Braamfontein turned violent and 35-year-old Mthokozisi Ntumba was shot when police opened fire to disperse students.

Johannesburg Metro Police spokesman Xolani Fihla has advised drivers to drive with extreme caution in areas where students are protesting.

“Following ongoing student protests in the Braamfontein district, several intersections were blocked by students while they picketed. We noticed slight traffic disruptions in the region, especially on Bertha, Jorrison and De Korte streets, ”says Fihla.

He says JMPD officials are on high alert if they continue to monitor protests.

“We urge drivers to be careful and patient at this moment,” he concludes.