EFF Leader Julius Malema believes free education should have been prioritised when a new government came into power 25 years ago.
The majority of students at Wits University are continuing with their lectures but about 40 others are demonstrating over historic debt and the shortage of accommodation.
Former President Jacob Zuma says he believes now that education is free, it must also be compulsory.
Former President Jacob Zuma says he believes the implementation of free higher education for poor and working class students is one of the most important decisions ever made by government.
The Education for Social Justice Foundation has called on government to build 10 new universities in honour of late struggle icon Winnie-Madikizela Mandela.