#FeesMustFall: SA celebs under fire

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:46 PM  | Loyiso Gola  | Drama

Loyiso loaded a video on his Twitter page of students protesting high fees and noted one of them was wearing R2,000 sneakers.

The tweet comes at a time when at least four universities - Rhodes, Wits, Fort Hare and the University of Cape Town, have been affected by protests over the price of education, while some protests have led to shut downs. 

Using the hashtag “Fees Must Fall” and #LoyisoGola, students expressed their outrage at Loyiso’s tweet.

Some said the sneakers might have been a gift, while others called him stupid for comparing R2,000 sneakers to R60,000 fees.

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Here’s what the comedian tweeted:

But many were less than impressed with his “insensitive” tweet. 

Loyiso is not the first celebrity to come under fire for tweeting about issues affecting university students.

Metro FM DJ Phat Joe was slammed at the weekend for sharing his opinion about the Wits University protest.  

Fellow Metro FM DJ Unathi Msengana also came under fire for comments she made regarding race issues at Stellenbosch University. 

TV and radio personality Sizwe Dhlomo and Tbo Touch were also attacked.

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