Reitz: Restorative justic underway

2010-01-23 13:11

Bloemfontein - A process of restorative justice, which could mean that the prosecution of the Reitz four students on charges of crimen injuria could be dropped eventually has started, the Volksblad newspaper reported on Friday.

A committee of three, under the chairmanship of the head probation officer of social development in Bloemfontein, Riaan du Plessis, has been elected to try and resolve the matter by way of alternative dispute resolution.

The four former students RC Malherbe, Johnny Roberts, Schalk van der Merwe and Danie Grobler of the now closed Reitz men's residence, are accused of humiliating five black staff members in an initiation-type ceremony in 2007, which they filmed.

The report said the dates on which the Reitz Four and the five workers would get together for the process would be February 11 and 12.

The two groups would get information sessions and time to prepare for the meeting two days before.

Du Plessis would then compile a report and the two parties would decide if they agree with it.

The process entails asking for forgiveness, receiving forgiveness and restorative compensation.

Du Plessis would report back to the court before or on February 24 when the four students have to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court again.

- SAPA
Read more on:    ufs  |  racism  |  reitz
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
Investment tips you need to know 2015-01-29 14:07

Ever wondered how to assess your future potential liability? Feroz Basa, Senior Portfolio Manager Old Mutual Investment Group, weighs in on all the investment tips you need to know. WATCH.

/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may come back into focus. You may get a second chance to say what needs to be said. The important focus today is to not...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.