Stellenbosch University probes another alleged racist incident

South Africa

Cape Town – Stellenbosch University has announced it’s probing another case of alleged racism on campus.

It says the incident took place during a law faculty dance event last week Thursday. Racial slurs were allegedly hurled at a female student during the function.

The university says it’s talking to all those who attended the event to get more information.

The institution says the matter is in the process of being reported to the university’s equality unit.

This is the second such incident to be reported this week.

A white student was caught on video urinating on the belongings of Babalwa Ndwanyana.

Stellenbosch University’s vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers has condemned the incident. The student caught on video has been suspended.

“I am truly sorry about the pain that was caused by this incident. Stellenbosch University’s (SU) main priority is to provide an inclusive environment for all its students and staff and to maintain a safe community where social cohesion is promoted to provide quality tertiary education for all.”

“SU strongly condemns any destructive or discriminatory behaviour that infringes the rights of any student or member of the community of the University,” he said.

“Human dignity is non-negotiable and must be respected, upheld and restored when affected. University’s governance regulations.”

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