- Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has lashed out at a new Afrikaans university that is set to open next year
- Taking to social media, Lesufi was adamant that a race-based institution would fail in South Africa
- Lesufi insists that the intentions of the school were to segregate and remind Mzansi of the past
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Panyaza Lesufi has blasted an Afrikaans university that is set to open late next year.
The Education MEC took to social media to insist on a school based on race would not flourish in Mzansi:
"I just hate racism when I see one! A race-based institution in a non-racial society won’t succeed. Please don’t remind us about apartheid!"
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Briefly.co.za reported that Lesufi had spearheaded efforts to rename schools in Gauteng that bore the names of apartheid leaders.
Lesufi blasted the school for representing only one group of people, condemning the notion that anyone could study at the university:
"If it accommodates all, why the sod-turning represent one race, we have been here before don’t remind us what your ancestors used to say to us that apartheid was good for us!"
In response to a claim that the intentions of the school had been innocent, Lesufi commented that:
"It’s not innocent, unfortunately. They are angry because RAU, Tukkies, Stellenbosch University, etc are now accommodating other races and languages. We can’t go back to RAUs whether private or public, non-racialism is the future. Let’s defend it!"
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