Political earthquake as DA wins Fort Hare student election

In what is described as a political earthquake, the DA has won the Student Representative Council of Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape.

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The ANC-aligned South African Students Congress, Sasco, which has held tight control over the SRC, only managed to secure 37% of the vote.

The university has been home to great ANC leaders like Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo, and has always been a stronghold of the ANC.

The DA won a clear majority of 52.5% of the student votes, up from 20.5% in last year’s SRC election.

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The DA student organisation now governs the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and Fort Hare.

National DA Youth leader and Member of Parliament, Yusuf Cassim, said the victory was a major breakthrough.