Mcebo Dlamini out on bail
Wits student leader Mcebo Dlamini is out on two thousand rand bail. this morning Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng overturned a previous decision to deny Dlamini bail. Mokgoatlheng ruled that the premise on which Dlamini’s bail refusal was clearly wrong.
Yesterday Dlamini’s legal team question why President Jacob Zuma , Justice minister Michael Masutha and National Prosecutions Authority head Shaun Abrahams met before Dlamini’s arrest.
The student leader is facing charges of theft, assault, and destruction of public property in connection with the #FeesMustFall protests.
According to his bail conditions, Dlamini will not be allowed to take part in activities which will disrupt academic activities at Wits University
This is one of the bail conditions set out in court by Judge Mokgoatlheng.
Mcebo Dlamini’s arrest came at the height of the #feesmustfall campaign. His arrest was seen by many as an attempt to slow the momentum of the protest down. Students at Wits and other institutions of higher education are demanding free education.
Government, on the other hand, has set up a commission to look into the feasibility of free education. Finance minister Pravin Gordhan injected some funds into higher education during his medium-term policy statement earlier this month.
Activity at varsities has quietened down as students are writing exams.
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