JOHANNESBURG. – Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape has come under fire after a video of a white student urinating on the computer and books of a black student went viral on social media.
The incident reportedly happened on Sunday while the black first-year student was sleeping.
An off-camera student asks him “why are you peeing in my room? The young man with short brown hair and a beige hooded jacket laconically replies “I’m waiting for someone”, without interrupting what he is doing.
The university in a statement on Monday that it “strongly condemns this destructive, hurtful and racist incident” It had immediately suspended the first-year student and removed him from the residence
“We are appalled by this type of behaviour,” said vice-president Wim de Villiers. “No student has the right to violate the dignity or rights of another student in this way.
According to a student union, the victim was sleeping “when he heard a noise in his room”.
“When he woke up, the racist white boy was urinating on his desk, books and laptop” and when questioned, “the racist response was that this is what we do to black boys”, the Congress of South African Students said in a statement.
Police have confirmed they are investigating a criminal complaint in the matter “A 20-year-old complainant opened cases of housebreaking unknown, malicious damage to property and crimen injuria today at about 14:30 at Stellenbosch SAPS for investigation. Investigations continues, no arrest as yet,” police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk said. ‑ News24.com