Student and varsity leaders must wrest agenda from thugs

24 February 2016 - 02:37 By The Times Editorial

Extremists at the University of Cape Town last week petrol-bombed the vice-chancellor's office and a university bus, incited violence against white students through the use of racist graffiti, and looted and burned ''colonial'' artworks, including paintings by a celebrated black artist.Since then the country has witnessed sickening scenes of racial violence and incitement at the University of Pretoria during protests against the university's language policy, and at the University of the Free Sta...

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