"We all dropped the ball", says Madonsela on higher education crisis

Advocate Thuli Madonsela has come out in support of #FeesMustFall student protesters who are demanding free higher education across universities in South Africa.

The former Public Protector took part in a meeting with struggle stalwart, Jay Naidoo, and Father Graham Pugin in efforts to launch dialogue for unity and coalition building in what has become an education crisis.

Speaking to 702's John Robbie, she said that the protests indicate that government "dropped the ball" in failing to make higher education more accessible to all.

We all dropped the ball. It is a legitimate cry because young people shouldn't be suffering the indignities they are suffering 22 years into democracy.

Adv Thuli Madonsela, former Public Protector

Madonsela's last day in office ended dramatically with President Jacob Zuma and Minister Des van Rooyen seeking court interdicts to prevent her from releasing her preliminary report on state capture.

Her successor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has assured the public that the report will be released.

Listen to the interview below:

If #FeesMustFall, something must rise and one of the things that must rise is government's contribution to higher education.

Adv Thuli Madonsela, former Public Protector
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