Cape Town – Stellenbosch University is reportedly investigating another case of racism after offensive remarks were allegedly made toward a black female student at a law faculty event on Thursday.
According to Times Live, university officials were meeting with event attendees, faculty leadership, and student representatives to determine the facts surrounding the alleged incident.
“University authorities are in discussion with individuals, attendees of the dance, faculty leadership and student representatives to ascertain the facts at hand as well as more information about the formal complaint by the affected student,” the report quoted the university as saying in a statement.
The incident occurred as the university was investigating a widely publicised incident in which a white law student, Theuns Du Toit, barged into Babalo Ndwayane’s Huis Marais room and urinated on his study desk this past weekend.
During the incident, Ndwayana had recorded Du Toit. The video went viral on social media, sparking outrage.
“The University strongly condemns the destructive, hurtful and racist incident that was captured on a cell phone video in the Huis Marais residence on the Stellenbosch University campus in the early hours of Sunday morning. The alleged perpetrator was suspended from the University today. A further swift but detailed investigation will determine the final outcomes. Expulsion and/or criminal charges are not excluded from the possible available options, based on the investigation’s findings,” the university said n a statement.
EWN reported that Ndwayana had since opened a criminal complaint with the police against Du Toit.
First-year Agricultural Business Management student Ndwayana, also wanted Du Toit expelled, the report said.
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo