'Bonginkosi Khanyile fought for what he was promised': Social media reacts to new sentence
Twitter was in full support of #Feesmustfall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile, who escaped prison on Monday following a decision by the Durban Magistrate's court to sentence him to three years house arrest.
In August 2018, Khanyile was convicted on charges of public violence, failing to comply with a police instruction and possession of a dangerous weapon.
However, social media still had plenty of questions, such as is why he was arrested in the first place for fighting for his right to education. Here's what they had to say:
Sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for fighting for free higher education for the poor & working class.— #JustSam (@BeynonSammy) January 28, 2019
Yet murderers, rapists etc., go unpunished on a daily basis...
The ultimate sacrifice, for future generations of our beloved country. May we never forget #BonginkosiKhanyile pic.twitter.com/QrhLNwiy95
Our parents are failing us. The likes of commissar #BonginkosiKhanyile and others are charged for fighting what our parents can’t afford to give us because they are the slaves of the capitalists who pay them slavery wages which enables them to pay fees for us...#FeesMustFall— Thabiso 👑 (@Thabisoo_T) January 28, 2019
Ramaphosa says that the youth should continue to fight for free education yet on the other hand #BonginkosiKhanyile receives a sentence .the youth must definetly vote against this government that jails them for what it promised! #FeesMustFall#freebonginkosikhanyile— VOTE BLF ✊🏾✨ (@inspiredbybiko) January 28, 2019