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“The continued postponement is just delaying tactics,” laments suspended TUT SRC president

todaySeptember 28, 2023 77 1

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Suspended TUT SRC president, Keamogetswe Masike, says the university’s continued postponement of his disciplinary matter shows that there is no actual case against him.

Masike, who has been suspended for a month by the university for allegations of misconduct, will have to wait yet again after his matter was postponed to the 11th of October.

He says he was told that witnesses who were supposed to testify yesterday were sick, thus the institution’s decision to shelve the matter to next month.

Masike was suspended after weeks of protests by TUT students over the NSFAS direct payment system called eZaga.

The service, which is tasked with making direct payments to NSFAS beneficiaries, has been under fire since it was introduced, with some students saying their monies disappeared from their accounts.

Masike says it is concerning that, till this day, some students are still forced to go to bed on empty stomachs.

He says, as far as he can tell, the only crime he committed was questioning the university’s decision to use a little-known company.

He says their calls for a review of the service provider in question have fallen on deaf ears.

Masike says his suspension won’t deter his fight for the students’ rights.

 

Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa

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