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Student union slams ‘Kill a Jew’ graffiti

01 November 2016 - 14:57 By TMG Digital

The South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) has appealed for information about anti-Semitic graffiti at the University of the Witwatersrand.

It also called “on the university and the Wits Student Representative Council to condemn this blatant anti-Semitism in the strongest possible terms”.

It posted photos of the graffiti on its Facebook page - one said “Kill a Jew” while the other said “F*** the Jews”.

“SAUJS maintains that every student on campus should be free from intimidation‚ regardless of their race‚ religion‚ gender or self-identification. Jewish students are no exception‚” the SAUJS said.

 

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“There can be no justification for such hateful‚ ignorant and offensive acts.”

 

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The group said it is “in contact with the office of the Dean of Students to ensure that the graffiti be removed and to find those responsible”.

Last year‚ the SAUJS became embroiled in a war of words with then SRC president Mcebo Dlamini‚ who caused an uproar when he posted on Facebook: “I love Adolf Hitler.”

SAUJS told student newspaper Vuvuzela that Dlamini was a “racist” and “a total embarrassment and disgrace to Wits University.”

 

Dlamini is currently in prison after being denied bail. He was arrested for charges relating to #FeesMustFall protests.

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