Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
16 Nov 2015
9:39 am

Is Nompendulo the face of Fees Must Fall?

Vhahangwele Nemakonde

Some say Shaeera Kalla should be on the cover of Destiny Magazine.

On Sunday, Destiny Magazine shared it’s cover page for the December issue, with Wits SRC president Nompendulo Mkatshwa on the cover. Mkatshwa was at the forefront of the Fees Must Fall protests along with former Wits SRC president Shaeera Kalla and Mcebo Dlamini. However, most all universities in the country joined in the protests. There were many representatives from different universities and political parties such as the EFF and DA.

The Fees Must Fall protest saw President Jacob Zuma announcing that there would be no fee increase for the 2016 academic year.

Now, Destiny Magazine has used Mkatshwa as the face of the Fees Must Fall protest, this did not sit well with the Twitterverse. Some however, complimented the magazine for acknowledging the struggle and Mkatshwa’s contribution to the protest.

MUST READ: Why Nompendulo wore an ANC doek on the Destiny cover. 

Most of the Twitter users were unhappy with the magazine for “putting a face” to the protests, saying singling out only one person means “the others did not contribute” to the success of the protest.

Some went on to say Kalla should have been on the cover because “she was the one who was leading Mkatshwa”.

While some criticised the cover for using Mkatshwa with the ANC scarf, Destiny Magazine went on Twitter to defend the decision, saying the magazine did ask her to wear a more “neutral” scarf, to which she refused.

MUST READ: Why Nompendulo wore an ANC doek on the Destiny cover. 

The magazine tweeted:

And the response from Twitter:

 

Share your thoughts, is Destiny Magazine right in using Nompendulo Mkatshwa on their cover page?

MUST READ: Why Nompendulo wore an ANC doek on the Destiny cover.