The Fees Must Fall protests had dire consequences for café employee Eddie at the University of Cape .
Denise Pienaar will not be at Wembley Stadium tomorrow to watch her famous son Steven in action during the FA Cup final between Everton and Chelsea because of family commitments.
"Steven invited me a few days ago to come watch the game in England, but I won't make it," said the down-to-earth Denise in an interview with Sowetan this week.
"I explained to Steven that there are some other pressing family commitments to take care of. I'm happy he understood my position.
"His younger brother [Kelvin] is there to support him and we will pray for him and his team-mates to win this match. It is a very important match of his career. He always spoke about this match. I'm disappointed that I won't be at Wembley to support him.
"We all love soccer because of Steven. Saturday's game is the biggest and we are all happy for him. We also want to thank all the people who have been sending us messages of support.
"Steven is now on top of his game. We are so proud of him. He has always had a passion for soccer when he was still a youngster. He is still the same respectful Steven. He phones everyday to check if we are fine. I always encourage him to play to the best of his ability."