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Bloemfontein – University of the Free State Vice ChancellorJonathan Jansen must be removed from his post, a group of students hasdemanded.

The students, led by SRC president Lindokuhle Ntuli, alsowant contract workers

to be insourced and for the Shimla Park brawl to beinvestigated.

All those who had assaulted protesters at the stadium onMonday night should also be brought to book.

These were among the demands contained in a memorandumhanded to the vice rector of external relations, Dr Choice Makhetha, late onWednesday.

SA Students Congress Motheo region chairperson Bongani Zwanesaid Jansen had failed to unite students and had shut down politicalorganisations when he was appointed at the UFS in 2009.

On Monday, a group of students led by the SRC presidentinvaded the field during a Varsity Cup match at Shimla Park Stadium. Spectatorsran onto the field and attacked them.

Other demands included that students facing de-registrationshould be allowed to complete their academic year, and for transformation and"decolonisation" to be fast-tracked.

They wanted campus buildings renamed after black struggleheroes, and for poor students to be given preference for placement, withoutignoring the academic criteria already in place.

The university council and senate should also have moreblack members, they said in the memorandum.

UFS management said they would respond later on Thursday.

Jansen said on Wednesday that he had received death threats.

"I have been accused of putting black student'sinterests above the white students, and I am also accused of putting whitestudent's interests above blacks. It is all lies, and I think it is the kind ofthing people say to unsettle you," Jansen said.

#UFS PHOTOS: Last night protesters spray-painted main building with the words "JJ (Jonathan Jansen) must fall." ML

— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 25, 2016
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