Witsies have their say about the SRC president Mcebo Dlamini’s comments he made over the weekend when he said “I love Adolf Hilter”.

 

What is your view on the Mcebo Dlamini saying that that he loves Hitler, comparing him to Benjamin Netanyahu and saying that there is an element of Hitler in every white person?

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Santeal Ramsaroop, 2nd year engineering student. Photo Valerie Robinson.

 

“I thought that it was pretty offensive to white people in general but especially Jews, Jewish people.”

How do you feel about the fact that it is the SRC president saying these things?

“I don’t know I just thought it was irresponsible coming from a leader he shouldn’t have said something like that. I mean Adolf Hitler was a terrible person and to say there is a bit of Adolf in every white person is very racist, it’s generalising and it’s wrong” said Santeal Ramsaroop,  2nd year engineering student.

 

 

 

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3rd year Civil Engineering student. Photo Valerie Robinson

 

What is your view on the Mcebo Dlamini saying that that he loves Hitler, comparing him to Benjamin Netanyahu and saying that there is an element of Hitler in every white person?

“He wasn’t wrong but it was a bad choice of words because we see Hitler as this bad guy who killed a whole lot of people you don’t have to go anywhere to learn about Hitler we just know that Hitler was bad he did this, he did this. And saying white people are like Adolf Hitler is something else because we have white people everywhere you know they are our brothers and our sisters. I think he was basically discriminating.”

How do you feel about the fact that it is the SRC president saying these things?

“I’m not into deep politics but he shouldn’t have said it, because he has a huge influence in Witsies having seen people follow what he does and he’s famous to everyone he shouldn’t have said that with the position he has and the face he has to everyone.”  3rd year Civil Engineering student.

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Tumelo Maleka , 2nd year Actuarial Sciences student. Photo Valerie Robinson.

 

 

What is your view on the Mcebo Dlamini saying that that he loves Hitler, comparing him to Benjamin Netanyahu and saying that there is an element of Hitler in every white person?

“Look it was a very careless remark, the thing is what you should understand when you are in a position of leadership you cannot say certain things to the media like you would with your friend you can get away with a lot of things when you talk to your friend but you shouldn’t take those comments and utter them in public. Some of the stuff he said made a lot of sense for example drawing comparison between what is happening in Israel and Palestine with what Hitler did that’s a fair comparison but then after laying out that premise to go further and say that he admires Hitler’s leadership skills after he had the premise of comparing Palestine and Hitler that was a bit stupid if I may say so.

How do you feel about the fact that it is the SRC president saying these things?

If you have a position of leadership you can’t have a conversation with media like you would with your friends.”  Tumelo Maleka, 2nd year Actuarial Sciences student.

 

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Ariella Gimpel, 1st year Architecture student. Photo Valerie Robinson.

 

How do you feel about the fact that it is the SRC president saying these things?

“I thought that as the kind of head figure of an institution it was kinda inappropriate I mean it is ok to admire someone as a leader but when you say you love someone who kinda did some really awful things it’s not so cool.” Ariella Gimpel, 1st year Architecture student.