I HAVE a quick and simple solution for University of Free State rector Professor Jonathan Jansen.
In order for his "reconciliation" to be more genuine than it currently is, could he do us a favour and invite the four little racists to make his wife and children eat food that has been sprinkled with urine?
Jansen's act of forgiveness is not bad at all, the only problem is that it does not concern him.
If he could do us a favour and get these rude boys to practise their racism on his family, Jansen's idea of reconciliation might go a long way to convincing a Doubting Thomas such as myself that he's sincere.
If he does not do that, and goes ahead with his withdrawal of the charges against these boys, he will not only be undermining the truly black community of this nation, but he will be insulting our Constitution, which is quite clear on racism.
Professor, I'm waiting for you to invite the white boys to do what they do best - to your own family - then you'll be in the rightful place to forgive them.
I look forward to the professor's family doing the right thing to introduce us to their father's new definition of reconciliation - or should I call it pusillanimity?
Kwandokuhle Ngcobo, Rockville