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South Africa Threatens Students Protesting Education Costs

South Africa's government called on Saturday for an immediate end to violent protests by students demanding free education, after nine people were arrested in overnight clashes with police in Johannesburg. Protests have been raging for weeks at universities across the country, prompting President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to form a ministerial team to tackle the issue. "The upsurge of violence and destruction of property associated with student protests are criminal and unwarranted," the government said in a statement.
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