Don’t know when exactly this video was taken, but it shows Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande saying ‘if the students don’t accept this, we’ll start our own movement. Students must fall’ before he bursts out laughing.
Video via Daniëlla van Heerden the eNCA tv reporter.
— Daniëlla van Heerden (@DanniTwiet) October 22, 2015
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Higher Education and Training Khaye Nkwanyana, said Nzimande was very angry about the video posted by eNCA. He said that the comment was meant as a joke for those present at the press conference.
“I was presiding over that press conference and he was just joking because he was being teased by the vice chancellors present and the student representatives. Everybody was just laughing and we were not aware that the cameras were switched on at that time.
“This is cheap journalism on the side of eNCA and we going to take it up with the owners of eTV. [News24]
There’s also a much better quality video of the incident in that article.