Parents, students queuing overnight at some universities

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Students and parents have been queuing overnight at the entrance of the University of Venda ahead of the registration process which will start on Monday morning.

Queues started forming shortly after 3pm.

By late in the evening, hundreds of students were in the queue and two groups of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Student Command and of the African National Congress (ANC)’s South African Students’ Congress (Sasco) were toy-toying at the entrance.

The Economic Freedom Fighters’ Student Command’s secretary general, Rendani Nematswerani, who is monitoring the situation at the universities of Limpopo and Venda, says that walk-ins will be allowed and no student will pay registration fees.

“Especially in the black dominated universities, University of Limpopo, University of Venda as you have seen here, Vaal University of Technology is the same situation as you have seen. Right here students have responded to our call. Students are out in numbers and we are going to assist them. Walk-ins are allowed, registration is going to happen and no one is going to pay any registration fee because this is the year of free education and we want to implement free education in our lifetime,” adds Nematswerani.