VIDEO: Mmusi Maimane chased away by UCT students


UCT students chased DA's parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane off the university's premises.




CAPE TOWN - DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane was, on Tuesday, chased away from UCT by protesting students.

The students accused him of capitalising off their fight for political gain.

In the video, one student can be heard asking, "What does he want here?" in Sesotho.

He was also sworn at as students heckled him off the campus.

Maimane reportedly said the students reacted strongly to him because Sasco, a student organisation affiliated to the ANC, was part of the group.

Students are protesting high fees at the university and effectively shut down the organisation on Monday.

That same evening, the university was granted a court interdict to stop students from protesting on campus and further disrupting university activities.

Students continued with protests on Tuesday and a number of them were arrested.

Maimane tweeted that he will continue to fight for students&39; rights.


He also accused Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande of not doing enough for students.



Watch video footage in the windows above.