Johannesburg - Activists marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday where they handed over a memorandum calling for blanket amnesty for students convicted of crimes arising from the Fees Must Fall protests in 2017.
In a statement, Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko said Presidency Director-General Dr Cassius Lubisi met the delegation. He received the memorandum on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
"Activists arrived at the Union Buildings in Pretoria today, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 following a march from KwaZulu-Natal to the Leeukop correctional centre in Gauteng where activist Kanya Cekeshe is serving a sentence arising from #FeesMustFall protest."
Cekeshe is currently behind bars in Leeuwkop prison in Bryanston after he was sentenced last year for his role in the protests at Wits University.
The delegation also raised issues affecting youth such as unemployment.