New UFS initiation video surfaces

By Andy Rice 3 August 2010

A new initiation video has surfaced at the University of Free State, but in classic South African twist of plot, the "victims" are white. The video was shot at the predominantly black Villa Bravado men's residence in October last year. The dean of student affairs Rudi Buys has suspended the student head of the hostel Chris Nthakeni and disciplinary measures were taken against the residence. The FF+ Youth at the university were quick to cry foul, citing double standards by the university, given the way the Reitz Four case was handled. The UFS however is convinced that it was not a case of a black student acting against a white student, as black members of the residence committee underwent the same initiation. Read more: The Mail & Guardian



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