Two in court for UFS race attack

2014-02-21 07:20
(File, Sapa)

(File, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Bloemfontein - Two University of the Free State students appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Thursday accused of assaulting another student, Free State police said.

The matter was postponed to 9 April, Captain Chaka Marope said.

He said Cobus Muller and Charl Blom were driving a bakkie on the UFS's Bloemfontein campus on Monday night and allegedly ran over Muzi Gwebu.

Later, the two allegedly confronted Gwebu and assaulted him. Rector Jonathan Jansen said the university regarded the matter in a very serious light, and was doing its own investigation.

The university said the students, if found guilty in the criminal and institutional investigations, would not be allowed to study at the university.

The Young Communist League of SA (YCLSA) condemned the incident and called on the SA Human Rights Commission to look into the matter.

"This is the same university that was in the headlines in 2010 for similar incidents of racism," YCLSA spokesperson Khaya Xaba said in a statement.

"Such attacks have no space in our democracy. When we ushered in the democratic dispensation in 1994 it was meant to obliterate all forms of racism, tribalism and sexism," Xaba said.

Read more on:    ufs  |  jonathan jansen  |  bloemfontein  |  racism
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
68 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
The best-kept secrets of electric cars

The secret day-to-day benefits of driving an electric car.

/News
 

Road Accident Fund: #Takecharge to make roads safer

Hot on the heels of its Easter meet the #FutureYou campaign, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) will once again take its road safety message to the public - Sponsored.

 

Stay safe

Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
First-aid kit: What you need in YOUR car
Hey, lazy! Get outta the disabled bay!
Yaris: Perfect car for back-seat babes
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The pressure is on to perform, but you may not feel emotionally prepared. The most important thing is not to place your...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.