Malema visits #FeesMustFall student activist in jail

January 8, 2017. EFF leader Julius Malema arriving in Westville Prison to visit Bonginkosi Khanyile, student who was arrested during the Fees Must Fall march. Picture: THULI DLAMINI
January 8, 2017. EFF leader Julius Malema arriving in Westville Prison to visit Bonginkosi Khanyile, student who was arrested during the Fees Must Fall march. Picture: THULI DLAMINI

EFF leader Julius Malema has arrived at the Westville Prison in Durban to visit incarcerated #FeesMustFall student activist Bonginkosi Education Khanyile.

Malema and his officials were also accompanied inside by EFF lawyers and Khanyile's mother Phumzile Khathini.

At the gates of the prison hundreds of EFF members braved the rain chanting struggle song.

Malema is currently inside the prison where he was whisked away by prison officials.
Khanyile is believed to be the only student still in jail following last year's protest at Kwazulu-Natal universities.

Khanyile was arrested on September 27 during often violent free education protests.

Khanyile‚ a final year Durban University of Technology public administration student and EFF representative‚ is facing eight charges including public violence‚ illegal gathering and inciting violence.

Khanyile‚ a leader in the EFF Student Command‚ was out on bail for charges levelled against him in February when he was arrested in September.

He is due back in court on January 19.

TMG Digital/Sunday Times

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