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AfriForum Youth lodges complaint against NWU vice chancellor

deur in Hot Mediastatements op 15 October, 2015

AfriForum Youth yesterday lodged a formal complaint against prof. Dan Kgwadi, the vice chancellor of the North West University, for inciting public violence. This comes after Kgwadi encouraged hundreds of students at a public meeting of #ReformPIK on Tuesday to fight.

He told students “I encourage you to fight” after the #ReformPIK group demanded the removal of Afrikaans and the Totius statue from the Potchefstroom campus.

“Kgwadi may be regarded by certain people as a violence inciter. By encouraging students to fight, he adds to the polarisation of different cultural groups on campus. His political agenda causes racial tension,” said Ian Cameron, spokesperson for AfriForum Youth.

A case against Kgwadi for inciting public violence will now be investigated. Cameron explained that Kgwadi’s actions are contrary to the Constitution and the Criminal Procedure Act, and added that Kgwadi is busy fuelling racial and cultural hatred without thinking about the consequences of his words.