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Stellenbosch University trio found guilty in Nazi posters case

If the students fail to comply with any of the sanctions, they will immediately be expelled.

FILE: The poster, left, was similar to that portraying the Nazi-era League of German Girls, right. Picture: Twitter/@TheodeJager

CAPE TOWN - Stellenbosch University has found three students linked to Nazi posters guilty of contravening its disciplinary code.

The disciplinary hearing of the three students concluded on Wednesday, with the institution finding them guilty of contravening Clauses 9.3 and 9.6 of the Student Disciplinary Code.

The students were found to be linked to posters resembling Nazi propaganda used to promote Adolf Hitler's reign that were put up across the campus two months ago.

Clause 9.3 of the university's disciplinary code states: “A student shall not act in a manner that is racist, unfairly discriminatory, violent, grossly insulting, abusive or intimidating against any other person.”

After being found guilty of contravening this clause and number 9.6, the students have been slapped with several sanctions.

The guilty parties have to complete a total of 100 hours of community service before the end of the first semester of 2018.

They must also complete a “restorative assignment of which the key topic must be on how to constructively engage on campus and address different narratives.”

The remaining 40 hours of the community service must be used to implement the ideas they've come up with in the assignment.

If the students fail to comply with any of the sanctions, they will immediately be expelled.

The trio has five days to issue a notice of appeal to this ruling.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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