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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says the as a parent and human being she understand reasons that have inspired South African students to start the Fees Must Fall movement.

Madonsela says she is surprised that this is only exploding now, as the issues around funding for students have been going on for a long time.

Earlier this week, government agreed to cap the increases to 6 percent but students maintain their call for no increase.

President Jacob Zuma is expected to address thousands of students who have gathered at the Union Buildings in Pretoria after a meeting with university vice chancellors and students leaders.

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