Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ANC challenged over Jansen threat

By Kim Saulse
28 October 2009

The South African Institute of Race Relations has written an open letter to African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe regarding threats to the institute’s president and rector of the University of the Free State Jonathan Jansen.

The institute’s Frans Cronjé refers to an incident in which Free State ANC Youth League leader Thebe Meeko reportedly said Jansen should be shot and killed.

The institute wants to know whether the ANC national executive committee agrees with the Youth League’s alleged encouragement to murder.

Meanwhile Meeko insists that he was misquoted and says he doesn’t want Jansen dead. According to reports he still maintains that, as he put it, "the racism shown by Jansen must be killed".

Meeko was referring to Jansen’s decision to pardon the students who had made a racist video in which university workers were humiliated.

The Democratic Alliance has laid various charges against Meeko, but he accuses the DA of over-reacting.


At Wednesday, 28 October, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cowardice asks the question, Is it safe? Expediency asks the question, Is it politic? Vanity asks the question, Is it popular? But conscience ask the question, Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but he must take it because his conscience tells him that it is right. ---- Martin Luther King, JR.


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