This is NOT an authentic, spontaneous student protest. Somebody wants to destabilise South Africa by destabilising education.
To quote VC Max Price:
“…Many protesters are not UCT students – some are from other campuses; there are farmworkers from Robertson, schoolchildren from Khayelitsha, and others.”
To quote Philip Eric Rosenthal :
“Somebody has bussed farmworkers 160 km (2-3 hours drive) from Robertson to pretend to be students, riot on UCT campus and disrupt Student studying and try recruit more into rioting too.
How would farmworkers afford to make the journey without it being funded by someone else? Who is paying them for time off work? Who is behind this?