Protest At Hoërskool Overvaal Sets To Continue

PICTURE: Alaister Russell

Protest set to continue on the third day of the 2018 academic year at the  Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging as the demands are not yet met.

Twenty-seven people were arrested on Thursday with the violence that was erupted outside the school premises resulting in members of the Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF), Congress of South African Students(COSAS) and parents of the 55 learners who were refused admission at the school, following the petrol bomb that was thrown at the police vehicle.

The protests started by this week’s High Court ruling which found that the school does not have the capacity to accommodate 55 English speaking pupils.

With the group that was arrested and moved to the Vereeniging Police station, where the fellow protesters were held, it is yet unclear how big the group can be expected, after the arrests that were made and on Wednesday and later released on bail were instructed not to return to the demonstrations.

Protest are expected to resume today with the Congress of South Africcan Students, African National Congress (ANC), and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to be leading the demonstrations.

Furthermore the protesters who were arrested Wednesday and later released on bail will appear in court in March.