Friday, March 18, 2011
SASCO Medunsa Interrupts Higher Education Minister
They never allowed Nzimande a chance to start his lecture as they arrived late and started chanting as he was starting his speech. Their songs called him “imenene”, an isiXhosa word meaning a traitor. They also sang a song that repeated the word “dubula” (isiZulu for shoot). Before granting him the opportunity to speak they demanded that the police and security personnel evacuate the room, a request that was denied.
Nzimande asked them to sit down, but they refused to listen leading to the minister to evacuate the room and returned minutes later to engage them on the issues they were angry about.