Lesufi says #FeesMustFall leader Dlamini’s government bursary may be reviewed

Former Wits SRC President Mcebo Dlamini. Picture Credit: Gallo Images
Former Wits SRC President Mcebo Dlamini. Picture Credit: Gallo Images

FeesMustFall leader Mcebo Dlamini may have a personal funding crisis to deal with.

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi told EyeWitness News on Wednesday morning that Dlamini’s arrest and charging meant his department may have to “rethink the bursary” it has given the controversial student leader.

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Lesufi said that he doesn’t “agree…that we can fund someone who wants to disrupt education‚ and it is a costly amount of money”.

“On the basis of when he applied‚ unfortunately‚ we were not aware that these things would happen‚ now that they’ve happened‚ we have no choice‚ as a provincial government to review that aspect‚ and we are reviewing it‚” he added.

That came as Dlamini was to hear if he would be granted bail after spending three nights in the Cleveland police holding cells after he was arrested at his Parktown student residence in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Dlamini is charged with assaulting a police officer‚ theft‚ public violence‚ damage to property and possession of dangerous weapons which include sticks and stones.

The Star reported that Lesufi had revealed on Tuesday that: “We sponsor Mcebo Dlamini to study LLM and now he is in prison. I’m scared and fearing the worst.”


– TMG Digital