DA leader Mmusi Maimane was stopped from addressing protesting UCT students as they booed and chanted for him to leave. Photo: IOL Mojo

Cape Town - DA leader Mmusi Maimane was stopped from addressing protesting UCT students on Tuesday afternoon as they booed and chanted for him to leave.

"I'm here primarily to discuss the issue of student funding," Maimane told reporters.

A group of the students shouted for him to go, and took up a chant of "leave, leave, leave", but Maimane said he had expected that reaction.

"These are Sasco students," Maimane said. "I don't have a problem with that. Sasco's agenda has always been that there can be no engagement. Unfortunately, it's a misdirected agenda."

Maimane said that by fighting against UCT, the protesters were at risk of not directing their concerns to the people at the heart of the problem.

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Posted by Independent Online - www.iol.co.za on Tuesday, 20 October 2015