AKA has added his voice to the debate around the #FeesMustFall protests and the ongoing violence around the movement, saying that police brutality will only make the student's cause stronger
I hope the powers that be realize that these kids will never ever ever give up. Teargas, rubber bullets etc will only make them stronger.— AKA (@akaworldwide) October 4, 2016
Ok shap .... So if there is a plan to give the kids free education .... What's the fuckin' issue???? WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR? Kids to die?— AKA (@akaworldwide) October 4, 2016
The rapper says that it is time for the nation to really look at whether the student's demands for free education is possible, and not just rely on other people's opinions.
Is free higher education possible & sustainable in our country?? Surely there are economists/politicians/leaders etc who know the answer.— AKA (@akaworldwide) October 4, 2016
I think it's time we educate ourselves as ordinary South Africans and form our own INFORMED opinions about whether it's possible or naw.— AKA (@akaworldwide) October 4, 2016
In fact, the rapper is so passionate about the cause for free education that he has offered to march with protesters.
The rapper marched as part of similar protests last year, also at Wits University, but was met with criticism from students who believed that he was using the movement for his own exposure.
He faced similar criticism this year from social media users whenever he spoke about the movement.
But he responded to this by saying he would only participate if needed.
Look, regardless of how I feel ... Should the movement need me. I'm here. Ready to do whatever I can.— AKA (@akaworldwide) October 4, 2016
AKA's comments came only moments after DJ Black Coffee took to Twitter to slam police brutality on University campuses across the country.
"It's really hard to sit and watch how the students are being assaulted by the Police. We should all get involved...it is now everyone fight," Black Coffee tweeted.
"I'm not saying [the campaign] is good or bad but I wouldn't go out there to jeopardise my school work and waste my time toyi-toying because I cannot afford school. Are you just doing that because you're a failure [academically], [attempting to] disturb others so that they cannot graduate or are those people [leading the campaign] postgraduate students?" Caster told Sowetan this week.