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By Pertunia Ratsatsi | Sep 09, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

UNIVERSITY of Pretoria's annual SRC election has been suspended temporarily after a protest by a small group of black students.

The "Student Front", consisting of the ANCYL and Sasco, yesterday disrupted elections , demanding they be held on a party-political basis.

Young Communist League spokesperson Gugu Ndima said: "We shall not recognise the racist outcome of apartheid-style SRC elections."

Acting vice-chancellor Chris de Beer said: "We will meet with the Student Front . We regret the behaviour of the particular students."

AfriForum Youth's Ernst Roets said: "Acts of vandalism took place and racist slogans were chanted ."


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