Three Stellenbosch University students questioned over ‘Nazi' posters

The posters are almost direct copies of Nazi propaganda used in Germany during the reign of Adolf Hitler.

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

CAPE TOWN - Three Stellenbosch University students have been questioned about their involvement in Nazi inspired posters on campus.

The posters call on “the Anglo-Afrikaner student” to “Fight for Stellenbosch” and are labelled “the New Right”.

The institution’s Equality Unit is investigating after an outcry on social media and the university has urged the campus community to allow the probe to run its course.

The posters are almost direct copies of Nazi propaganda used in Germany during the reign of Adolf Hitler.

They were put up on Tuesday and inform readers of a meeting to be held at the JS Gericke Library.

Stellenbosch University spokesperson Martin Viljoen says no permission was granted for the venue to be used.

“The Equality Unit has received multiple complaints and subsequently launched an investigation according to the principles set out in the Stellenbosch University policy on unfair discrimination.”

Viljoen says the posters have been removed.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)