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Pupils 'duped' to march for Zuma

By unknown | Aug 25, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Zinhle Mapumulo

Zinhle Mapumulo

Hundreds of school pupils in uniform marched from Johannesburg city centre to the constitutional court on Friday not knowing it was in support of ANC president Jacob Zuma.

It transpired that Congress of South African Students (Cosas) duped the unsuspecting pupils into believing that the protest march was to demand free education for all.

But Cosas general secretary Buda Tsotetsi denied that the organisation had lied to its members.

"We never told any school or pupil that the march concerned no-fee schools," Tsotetsi said.

"I don't know where the idea stems from. The no-fee school issue is on the cards, but not at the moment. Today we show support for president Zuma."

Sowetan spoke to several pupils on Beyers Naudé Square, where they had gathered, about why they were there.

Some were not sure while others were adamant that they were there to protest for free education for all.

After learning that they were misinformed the pupils still took part in the march, saying it was their duty as members of Cosas to support their leaders.


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