Johannesburg - The Higher Education Ministry on Tuesday condemned an alleged Nazi-style salute staged recently by first year students during an induction at a university south-west of Johannesburg.
Students at one of the campuses of the North West University had performed the Nazi-style “Sieg Heil” salute during a supposed orientation ceremony, Beeld newspaper reported last week.
The images of students raising their right hands at the end of a song sparked the ire of the Department of Higher Education.
It said the pictures showed a group of students “dressed in uniforms, marching in unison like troopers and, most disturbingly doing the... Nazi-style fascist salute”.
A short YouTube video shows students wearing black T-shirts and navy-blue shorts singing, dancing and then waving a salute.