the dutch colony ascended on our shores replacing traditional african education on culture with teaching slaves how to pray
we saw the deterioration of black schools and state-mandated segregated curricula whites being taught better than blacks who was only destined for subservient jobs
policies of apartheid birthed the bantu education and later forced us to learn languages which was not our native tongue the youth could no longer be silenced soweto uprising saw them dying for the cause
we have protested throughout the decades silenced by the apartheid government simply ignored
with Mandela’s release we saw liberation, freedom, democracy and a single education system, we were finally equal however the legacy of black inferior education left a deep scar which has still not healed our parents not able to give us the education they were denied
now students are holding the government accountable who promised free education for a vote the movement trending as #feesmustfall
anger expressed by burning premises, striking and rioting i believe in the cause but who are you really hurting? why destroy the very universities that you are fighting for?