Another alleged racist attack at UFS

2014-02-20 08:39
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Bloemfontein - The University of the Free State is again making the headlines with reports of a racist incident at its main campus in Bloemfontein.

In an incident that mirrors a 2010 attack, two white students on Monday allegedly drove over a black student as he was walking on a pavement and later beat him, the Times reported on Thursday.

UFS is the same university where four students made a racist video that captured the nation’s attention.

The attackers allegedly tried driving over three female black students before driving over Dumane Gwebu who was admitted to hospital after the incident.

UFS rector Jonathan Jansen had doubts about whether the incident was indeed racist but the women claim that the assailants called them “kaffirs” and then drove off.

Other students have also complained of similar incidents in the last few weeks.

The suspected attackers were arrested on Wednesday and will appear in court on Thursday.

Meanwhile, in Cape Town, a Muslim man was kidnapped from a mosque and attacked, allegedly by white men who called him “al-Qaeda”.

In January, the Times reported Jansen as saying he would be sending a complaint to the SA Human Rights Commission about a newspapers advertisement looking for “non-affirmative action students” in need of accommodation.

The ad was for private accommodation near the university.

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