Port Elizabeth - Students from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) have on Friday, posted a number of threats on social media that they would “braai and eat” the zebras who graze nearby on the university’s nature reserve if management did not meet their demands.
The threat follows NMMU announcing that operations would resume on Friday, with classes resuming on Monday. Students were angry that they were not informed prior to management making a decision to re-open campuses.
Angry students armed with rocks and sticks protested on Friday at the university’s North Campus entrance. Some NMMU staff including lecturers stood in solidarity with students protesting for free tertiary education.
In a voice note circulated on social media, a student from the #FeesMustFall movement said that management were “taking advantage of student discipline” whilst protests were ongoing.