A South African university has expelled a white student for allegedly urinating on belongings of black student in an incident that has since awaken racial debate.
This follows a video showing, Du Toit urinating on belongings of Babalo Ndwayana at Stellenbosch University.
The institution found Du Toit guilty on the matter and made its final decision to expel him.
“On 21 July 2022, the independent Central Disciplinary Committee (DCD) found Du Toit guilty of contravening clauses of the university’s disciplinary code for students. These findings led the CDC to conclude that there is no alternative but to expel Du Toit with immediate effect from the university. “
Du Toit was initially suspended after a video showed him urinating of his victim’s desk.
The university deputy vice-chancellor Professor Deresh Ramjugerrnath told the press that the recommended process of expulsion had thoroughly been adhered to.
“The university viewed this case in a very serious light. This was evident in, amongst others, the original temporary suspension of Du Toit from the university while also appointing Justice Sisi Khampepe to lead an independent commission of enquiry into alleged racism at the institution. The university takes a zero-tolerance approach to racism, discrimination, prejudice and conduct – which assails the dignity of another person. University management took note of the sanction imposed and will be studying the details of the CDC’s finding.”