The EFF maintained its call for potential students to walk in at universities to apply for places‚ following President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of free university education for the working-class. However‚ applications for universities closed last year and many are fearful that "political stunts" will lead to university protests. The party said it will make sure its members are at the entrances of universities to force them to take more students‚ even after Universities SA‚ a body representing the country’s 26 universities‚ warned no walk-ins will be accepted. Much to the surprise of universities and the Treasury‚ Zuma announced free tuition for students of families earning less than R350‚000 a year on December 16. On Tuesday‚ Universities SA slammed politicians’ behaviour calling it "political football". The body went so far as warning of violence if walk-in students arrived. It mentioned the deadly stampede that crushed an applicant’s parent to death at the University of Johannesb...

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