22 UFS students arrested following violent NSFAS protests

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About 22 students from the University of the Free State’s three campuses in Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa campuses have been arrested following yesterday’s violent protests.

Students are protesting over the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) eZaga mastercard system.

Student Representative Council President, Tshepang Bambo, says frustrations emanate from disappearing NSFAS money from the bank accounts of students.

Police have been deployed to all three university campuses as protest action continues.

The university has moved classes to online until tomorrow.

Statement on UFS moving classes until tomorrow: