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The Psychological Effects of Fees Must Fall Protests

Date: Aug 2, 2018

Many students and University Staff have and still suffer from trauma, anxiety, depression and mental illnesses because of the protests.

Many students and University Staff have and still suffer from trauma, anxiety, depression and mental illnesses because of the protests. The psychological and emotional scars borne from the protests are irreversible. Mayosi (51), who suffered from depression, died from suicide last week. His death has ignited a debate relating to allegations that student protesters had put a lot of stress on him and that he had been called names like "coconut" or "sell-out". "Prof. Mayosi was an epitome of black excellence and it remains our responsibility as black professionals to continue his legacy and work ethic," Nomlala said in a letter of condolence to Mayosi's family. On #SAfmLifeTimeLive with Criselda Dudumashe talking to Dr Sizwe Mabizela is a mathematician and Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University.

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