In spite of recommendation, Jacob Zuma announced that higher education would be free for “poor” students from 2018.
The finance minister, Malusi Gigaba, has allegedly pleaded with Zuma to wait for the budget in February 2018 before any decision and announcements are made. Gigaba was surprised by Zuma’s statement.
It appears that Zuma did not consult the Treasury on how the money would be generated.
The academic year has passed, and universities and the National Student Assistance Scheme are on the pretext that they do not have time to implement the plan.
As in all his decisions, no attention is paid to how and who will implement it. It was apparently a desperate attempt to benefit Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at the ANC leadership conference.
Meanwhile, his ex Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has asked South Africans to “forgive” state capture as they have forgiven apartheid.
Observers say she is apparently suffering from memory loss as apartheid is still blamed for more than two decades for all the mistakes, deceit, and theft committed by the ruling party.
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