JANSEN MUST 'RESIGN NOW'

COSATU and other organisations say they will not rest until newly appointed University of Free State rector Jonathan Jansen resigns.

COSATU and other organisations say they will not rest until newly appointed University of Free State rector Jonathan Jansen resigns.

Members of Cosatu, the ANCYL, Cosas, Sasco and the ANC Women's League, joined by more than 200 protestors outside the Bloemfontein court yesterday labelled Jansen a racist.

ANCYL Free State chairperson Thabo Meeko said: "The only thing he wishes to be is a white boy.

"We will shoot to kill racism and those who are racist. Jansen must go and the entire university council must be disbanded."

Cosatu's Free State secretary, Sam Mashinini, said: "Jansen is equally a racist.

"We will not rest until he is gone.

"It is clear that Jansen is not ready for transformation. More and more harsher actions are yet to come. "We will mobilise from the ground. Jansen started on the wrong foot and must go. We will not sleep until he does so."

SACP chairperson Charles Stofic said: "We will fight fire with fire. Maybe Jansen doesn't have a mother and came from a tree, but those are our mothers and we are going to fight for them."

Sasco deputy chairperson PEC Chabana Chabana said: "These boys decided to make our mothers toilets.

"Let them come back and we will show them."

The protestors carried placards, some of which read: "Arrogance+ Lies+ Manipulation = Jansen"; "Jansen: Your decision equals discrimination"; "Jansen = Disaster."

Police kept a strong presence until the protestors dispersed peacefully.

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