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Stellenbosch University temporarily suspends 3 students over ‘Nazi’ posters

The posters are almost identical copies of Nazi propaganda used to promote Adolf Hitler's reign.

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 temporarily suspended three students linked to Nazi-themed posters put up on campus.

The institution's Equality Unit investigated the incident and has made recommendations to the university's Central Disciplinary Committee and management.

The posters are almost identical copies of Nazi propaganda used to promote Adolf Hitler's reign.

They called on the Anglo-Afrikaner Student to "Fight for Stellenbosch" under the label "The New Right".

The posters gave details of a gathering at the JS Gericke Library, but the university confirmed the venue was not booked and posters were put up without permission.

A disciplinary process will be rolled-out and the matter will be further investigated.

University management has vowed to continue the fight against racism and unfair discrimination.

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