President Jacob Zuma arrived at the Tshwane University of Technology in Soshanguve amid chaos on the campus.
President Jacob Zuma arrived at the Tshwane University of Technology in Soshanguve amid chaos on the campus.

Clashes at TUT during Zuma visit

By Ntando Makhubu Time of article published Jun 23, 2015

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Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma arrived at the Tshwane University of Technology in Soshanguve on Thursday amid chaos, with ANC supporters clashing with their EFF counterparts.

His motorcade pulled in as ANC supporters refused EFF supporters entry into the hall, saying they provoked them by chanting “pay back the money” as the president was arriving.

Zuma is at the university as part of the Siyahlola programme to monitor and assess the effectiveness of government’s interventions aimed at supporting youth to acquire higher and post-school education and skills.

The visit forms part of government's Youth Month activities, which focuses on education, skills development and job creation, under the theme “Youth Moving South Africa Forward”.

Zuma visited two homes which accommodates needy students before proceeding to the campus.

The official programme started at TUT while tensions remained high outside the hall, and as the police tried hard to contrain the violent outbursts.

Pretoria News

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