January 27, 2021

AKA donates 100k to Wits students following hunger strike

By Staff Writer

AKA has announced via his social media that he has donated R100 000 to the Student Representative Council’s (SRC) humanitarian fund after Wits students went on hunger strike last week.

The award winning rapper will handover a cheque at Great Hall followed by a food handover, according to the Wits SRC.

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AKA explained his decision to get involved in series of tweets:

I’ve been following the saga unfolding at WITS and I feel like something needs to be done for these kids. These are the very same people we ask for support from when we as public figures need something, yet our indifference and silence in times like these is deafening,” he tweeted.

“I think we need to recognize that the government or the institutions will not have all the answers and that it’s up to us to HELP EACH OTHER… especially people in positions like mine.

“I have now donated R100,000 to the SRC humanitarian fund and you will find us @ 1.15pm at Knockando Residence Hall TOMORROW handing out some [burgers] and fries & standing in solidarity with our people. I know that won’t fix all the issues facing our students but I think it’s a start.

“I hope this will make other celebrities, private citizens and leaders, STOP and THINK about what we can do to help these young people. This is not a political initiative, this is about demonstrating that WE are the only ones who can find solutions for our own problems.

“Whatever our political affiliation, let’s come together for the students … Get off your Instagram, give the hashtags a break and let’s actually DO SOMETHING. See you tomorrow.”

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