Luister documentary a conspiracy theory - AfriForum Youth

2015-09-07 12:24
Henk Maree (Screengrab from YouTube)

Henk Maree (Screengrab from YouTube)

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Pretoria - The documentary Luister is a malicious attempt to promote a racist agenda at Stellenbosch University, Afrikaans civil rights group AfriForum Youth said on Monday.

“The video is a conspiracy theory accusing people of racism, where no grounds for such an accusation exist,” the organisation’s chairperson Henk Maree told reporters in Pretoria.

The documentary was produced by four white male University of Cape Town students.

In it several black Stellenbosch University students, and one white woman lecturer, recount their experiences of racism at the institution.

AfriForum Youth said the claims in Luister were unsupported by facts, the students in the documentary lied and no attempt was made to get other perspectives.

AfriForum Youth had produced video responding to the allegations in Luister.

Maree was speaking while announcing AfriForum Youth’s 10-point plant to prevent violence at universities where Afrikaans was one of the mediums of instruction.

He said there was a "total onslaught" against Afrikaans countrywide and there was a need for an Afrikaans-only private university.

Read more on:    afriforum youth  |  stellenbosch university  |  cape town  |  racism  |  education

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