Malema to meet Jansen over Reitz row

RENEWED consultations over the controversial Reitz video started at the University of Free State yesterday after an announcement earlier that the four students who made the video had been pardoned by the university.

RENEWED consultations over the controversial Reitz video started at the University of Free State yesterday after an announcement earlier that the four students who made the video had been pardoned by the university.

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is also scheduled to meet UFS vice-chancellor Professor Jonathan Jansen today.

The four former students made a video in which five black university workers were shown taking part in a mock initiation into hostel activities, which landed the institution in a racial storm in 2008.

UFS spokesperson Lacea Loader said the first meeting yesterday took place between Mothusi Lepheana, head of the South African Human Rights Commission, on behalf of the five workers.

The students - RC Malherbe, Johnny Roberts, Schalk van der Merwe and Danie Grobler - of the now closed Reitz men's residence, appeared in the Bloemfontein regional court on Monday on charges of crimen injuria . The case was postponed to February 24 next year.

The ANCYL announced that Malema will lead a delegation to meet today to discuss Jansen's decision to pardon the students. - Sapa

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