Stellenbosch University on Monday said that it hadstarted a full investigation into a video showing a white student peeing on a black student’s belongings.
The incident, which took place over the weekend, sparked outrage, with many labelling it as an act of racism.
According to the SA Students Congress (Sasco), a white student broke into a black student’s room at Huis Marais residence and urinated on his belongings.
Sasco said the black student was asleep on Sunday morning when the white student entered his room and urinated on his desk, books and laptops.
“The victim … was sleeping when he heard noise in his room… When he woke up, the racist white boy was urinating on his study desk, books and on his laptop. When [questioned] by the victim, the racist response was that it is what they do to black boys,” read the statement.
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Clement Manyathela, Stellenbosch University senior director of student affairs, Choice Makhetha, says the perpetrator was removed from campus as the investigation began.