Lasizwe Raises Up To R317K For Students Who Struggle To Pay Registration Fee At University
YouTuber and reality star, Lasizwe Dambuza began a #R10GoesALongWay campaign where he requested people to donate R10 in an FNB account to help raise funds for the #FeesMustFall WITS students who are struggling to register for 2021 due to unpaid fees from previous years.
The media personality began the campaign over the weekend and has managed to raise over R317k so far thanks to South Africans, celebrities and brands like KFC South Africa. KFC is turning 50years this years and were so impressed with Dambuza’s course that they deposited R50k towards the #R10GoesALogWay FNB account.
In 24hrs we raised over R300K! I am so grateful to every single one of you who contributed to helping students with what they have been facing for years!
— Swirie (@lasizwe) March 13, 2021
The campaign has caused a scandal with tweeps and celebrities when it was reported that police fired rubber bullets and used teargas on a group of Wits University students which resulted in one person being shot dead in the violence.
— KFC South Africa (@KFCSA) March 13, 2021
It has been revealed that the man in question is a 35-year-old man who was shot and killed by police in Braamfontein during the protests. “The man had just finished a doctor’s consultation at My Clinic on De Beer Street when he was gunned down”.
The students protested with signs under “Asinamali” and blocked roads around the university with bricks on Wednesday which disrupted traffic. It is reported that more than 6k students have been financially ridiculed by the university.
Celebrities and Dambuza’s fans have congratulated him on his campaign and have supported his course by donating R10’s and encouraged everyone else to deposit money into the account: “In 24hrs we raised over R300K! I am so grateful to every single one of you who contributed to helping students with what they have been facing for years”!