Adriaan Basson | Stellenbosch: Reconciliation can't replace justice, but both are important

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Hundreds of Stellenbosch University students took to the streets last week, demanding the suspension of Huis Marais student Theuns du Toit.
Hundreds of Stellenbosch University students took to the streets last week, demanding the suspension of Huis Marais student Theuns du Toit.
Francois Lombard

It is entirely reasonable for Babalo Ndwayana's father to seek justice before he talks about reconciliation with Rudi du Toit, writes Adriaan Basson

Could there still be a good ending to the terrible events that took place in a hostel room at Stellenbosch University a week ago?

I was trying hard, very hard, to see the possibility of a positive outcome to a very dark week that opened old wounds of South Africa's unfinished business as the nation watched a young, white man urinating on 28 years' gains made under our constitutional democracy.

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