House Chairperson, the EFF is really disturbed and disgusted by the continued mauling of Comrade Khaya Cekeshe by our justice system. Khaya Cekeshe was tried and imprisoned for his role in the advancement of struggle for free quality education in this country. However, the state decided to pick him as a guinea pig to make example of him that should there be anyone who dares to challenge the status quo will end up being like Comrade Khaya Cekeshe.
Khaya fought so that the children of the poor can have access to the universities and Tvets, not only that but equally. Our mothers and fathers can be able to be insourced and employed directly by the universities. He was selfless and brave, for that the system does not want to forgive him and will never forgive him. The continued incarceration of Comrade Khaya Cekeshe is evil, it is brutal and inhuman. Despite reports by his lawyer that he is suffering psychological trauma, our state continues to keep him incarcerated, as if we do not have some of the members of the executive who were once leading young people who understand the nature and the struggle of young people who understand that there is no formula in protests.
I'm speaking about like Comrade Njabulo Nzuza. I'm speaking about the current Minister of Justice, Comrade Ronald Lamola. I'm speaking about the former President of the ANC Youth League, Comrade Fikile Mbalula. I'm speaking about comrade who led young people like Comrade Zizi Kodwa here. [Applause.] [Time expired.]