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.

Ahead of his visit the DA tweeted: At 11h30 today, @MmusiMaimane will engage with students at the University of Cape Town to hear their plight. #UCT.

Maimane also fired off a series of tweets supporting the students’ cause. One tweet said: “Privilege can't be perpetuated at varsities by a govt that's denying poor students an opportunity to improve their lives through education.”

But the Twittersphere was scathing in response to his visit to the campus.

Here's what they had to say...

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