Panyaza Lesufi takes a swipe at private Afrikaans university under construction

UPDATE: Solidarity: private Afrikaans-medium college will be based on language, not race

There is no room in a non-racial South Africa for reminders of apartheid, says Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

Lesufi took Twitter reposting a video by Reinhard777 showing men breaking ground for a new private Afrikaans-language university.

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

Panyaza Lesufi, Education MEC - Gauteng

RELATED: 'My daughter went to an Afrikaans school' - Panyaza Lesufi not 'anti-Afrikaans'

Twitter reactions were divided with some saying there is nothing wrong with a university in the Afrikaans medium,

Lesufu responded, "It is not innocent, unfortunately. They are angry because RAU, Tukkies, Stellenbosch, 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

In June this year trade union Solidarity announced plans to roll out a project to build alternative educational and work opportunities, one of which was a university.

Panyaza Lesufi spoke to Kieno Kammies about his response.

RELATED: 'My child went to an Afrikaans school' Panyaza Lesufi says not 'anti-Afrikaans'

Solidarity responds below:

RELATED: Solidarity: private Afrikaans-medium college will be based on language, not race

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