Vile video surfaces at UFS

2008-02-26 18:39

Bloemfontein - A video of University of the Free State (UFS) employees on their knees eating meat which had been urinated on was condemned "in the strongest possible terms" by the university on Tuesday.

The video, made by the Reitz men's residence, surfaced on Tuesday morning and follows riots by the students at the campus last week about the university's hostel integration policy.

"The executive management (EM) of the UFS condemns this video in the strongest possible terms as a gross violation of the human dignity of the workers involved," said the university in a statement on its website.

Democratic Alliance spokesperson Liana van Wyk, who had seen the video, described it as "shocking and inhumane".

The video shows four white male students taking four black, elderly, women workers and making them down a bottle of beer, run a race, play rugby and then kneel and eat meat which had been urinated on, she said.

"It looked like they were willing (participants), but they didn't know the purpose the video served... it was quite humiliating at the end to see the quite-senior ladies on their knees eating the meat."

The men's residence had chosen integration as the topic of the video they were asked to make.

  • Mike - 2008-02-26 19:31

    sounds pretty hilarious to me!

  • k - 2008-02-26 19:41

    i'm shocked. students thinking like this should really not be at university at all. stupid and racists. it's people of this calibre that should be looking for brighter futures in the chosen land of australia.

  • Debi - 2008-02-26 19:46

    Wouldn't expect anything less from UFS students. Probably just acting towards black people in the manner in which they have been taught by their AWB parents. These are the same type of people who call other race groups uncivilised. PLEASE, let them have Orania, and keep them there!

  • MP3 - 2008-02-26 19:49

    This is so not what South Africa needs right now or ever, shame on you. Clearly you do not understand that your actions will severely impact the already delicate balance that whites & blacks have. Because let's face it, it's hanging by a tether. I sincerely hope that the law makes an example of these four adolescents. And I hope that the silly little Free State mentality will shun this heinous inhumane act. Pity this isn't medieval times otherwise I'd suggest banishment from civil society.

  • Johno - 2008-02-26 19:53

    Is it just me or are the incidences of such behaviour on the increase, both amongst black and white men?

  • Danie - 2008-02-26 19:57

    I don't care whether they were willing or not. This type of behavior is totally unacceptable. I have just one question for all those involved or defending their actions: If that was your mother, would you find it acceptable. Those students responsible are morons and should not be allowed to study at an institution of higher learning.

  • A - 2008-02-26 20:16

    Not all students at UFS are racist. Although I agree with the forced integration route currently followed by the UFS is poorly designed, I am ashamed to think that there are students that would humiliate, rather than respect the dignity of the workers. What did the staff do to be on the other side of this horrible "joke"? Stop looking back guys. Have your say, but be grownup about it!!!

  • Johan - 2008-02-26 20:16

    What can we expect when we banish God and his Word from our schools and universities? We are now reaping what the liberals have sowed in the name of being progressive. We are going the same route as Sodom and Gomorrah!

  • an Angry White - 2008-02-26 20:20

    Shocking, shocking, shocking!!! We do not need people (of any race) like this. They are animals. Make examples of them!! Send them to jail. These people make us going backwards in this country instead of forward.

  • elizabeth hart - 2008-02-26 20:25

    That is one of the most disgusting stories I have read in a long time!!! Those boys clearly are little more than the dirt we walk on, they should be so ashamed!!! .... as for the parents, they are just as accountable!!! Who raises children to turn into thugs like those boys? Thugs themselves!!!!!!

  • AK-47 Hunger - 2008-02-26 20:26

    I find it hilarious. Any human being with any dignity and self-respect wouldn't have allowed themselves to be 'initiated' in this way. Weak mind and spirit deserves no less. Debi, your comment is just as prejudiced as that which you condemn - clearly, hypocrisy is a South African strong point.

  • Grant - 2008-02-26 20:35

    Disgusting on all levels, what damage these people do! I know we are all sick of crime and sA has it's issues etc etc but to use these women as the subject of your sick ideas is wrong-they should be put in a cage like the dogs they are. Imagine if the shoe was on the other foot how angry you would be. Get a life numb skulls

  • Doreen Loubser - 2008-02-26 20:36

    As an Afrikaans South african who grew up in Apartheid i am shocked by this story, i lived in Bloem for a few years and racism is still very much alive in that town, those students should be expelled immediately

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