IEC (Independent Electoral Commission) vice chairperson Terry Tselane said that free higher education is a cause that all South Africans should support alongside #FeesMustFall student protesters.
Speaking to 702's John Robbie, the Wits alumnus said it was important for all parties to come to a consensus and allow the academic programme to continue.
The cause they are fighting for is a noble cause that should be supported by everybody, by every South African. I was supporting this cause irrespective of whether I've got a child there or not.— Terry Tselane, IEC vice chairperson
Various universities have suspended academic activity due to the protests which saw students clash with police and private security personnel.
The students have drafted their policy proposal on free education, which will be sent to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for perusal.
Listen to the interview below:
I don't want to preempt what will happen or not happen but I am convinced there is a possibility of a solution for this problem.— Terry Tselane, IEC vice chairperson