News Wrap – 23 October
Tensions are high as students are burning tyres at the lawn at the union Buildings, where there is heavy police presence
Thousands of students are marching through the Pretoria CBD over propose fee hikes
Students are demanding to be addressed by President Jacob Zuma who is in a meeting
State Security minister David Mahlobo has urged students to be calm outside the Union Buildings
This is what the students are saying
Security staff at the Union Building’s are leaving nothing to chance…
There is a high police presence and security officials are out in their numbers as the ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s meeting with student leaders and higher education officials.
Thousands of students are expected to march to the union buildings as they step up ongoing protests over proposed fee hikes.
Kaya FM’s Khayelihle Khumalo is there and files this report
Casting our eyes in the roads now…The Tshwane Metro police is pleased with how things are unfolding thus far.
Issac Mahamba from TMPD says the students arrived in Pretoria and have safely entered the Union Buildings
Mahamba says the bulk of the students have arrived but there are still some, that are moving through the CBD towards their gathering point.
Students in Stellenbosch have asked Premier Helen Zille to leave,hurling insults at her telling her to leave.
Reports say she was quickly taken away in a mini bus with police.
Earlier in the week DA leader Mmusi Maimane was also chased away by protesting students at the University of Cape Town.
To Durban now…
Thousands of Durban students handedover a memorandum of demands to eThekwini officials.
We spoke to our reporter Anelisa Kubheka who is following that march.