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'Blackface' saga: Students to ensure it doesn’t happen again

Jo-Ann Cloete & Christine Briedenhann are considering options in taking legal action against Maties.

A screengrab from the Instagram post that has sparked an angry response from social media users.

CAPE TOWN - Two Stellenbosch University students falsely accused of wearing ' blackfaces' want to ensure the institution does not make the same mistake again.

That's the word from their lawyer who says they are still considering their options in terms of legal action against the university.

Second year students Jo-Ann Cloete and Christine Briedenhann were suspended from their residence after a picture post on social media incorrectly claimed they were wearing 'blackface'.

Cloete and Briedenhann have released a statement in which they claim they've been subjected to abuse on various platforms and threatened with violence.

They say their families have also had to go through a difficult time since the claims of 'blackface'.

Their lawyer, Lionel Egypt, says they believe Stellenbosch University's reaction was flawed, "We are of the view that there was an unfortunate rush to judgment here. The policies and procedures of the university was, in our view, lacking. Our clients just want to ensure that this doesn't happen to any other student again."

The university has appointed an independent commission to investigate the way in which the institution handled the incident.

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