Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape has come under fire after a video of a white student urinating on a black student’s room at a residence was circulated on social media.
The incident reportedly happened on Sunday, 15 May 2022 around 04:00 at Huise Maria residence while the black first year student was sleeping.
STELLENBOSCH STUDENT PEES IN ANOTHER STUDENT’S ROOM
Social media users have regarded as a racially motivated act. Stellenbosch University has come under fire for similar incidents in previous years.
In the video the black student can be heard asking the one peeing why he is doing so…”This is what we do to black students,” he reportedly said.
A white student urinates all over a black first year students room, claims this what 'they' do to black boys. I cannot keep quiet about this, justice need to be served. I urge you to play your part so this cannot be covered up pic.twitter.com/kbPVZuP6YT
— Simangaliso (@Wanda_Smash) May 15, 2022
According to the individual who shared the video, there was no altercation or anything done to provoke the white student into doing such. However, questions have also been raised as to why the door wasn’t locked and where the other room mates were (if he has any).
In previous years, black students at Stellenbosch shared their accounts of racism in the institution because they either speak a different language (other than Afrikaans) or simply because of their skin colour.
“Stellenbosch represents everything that is wrong with our country. We have seen their women’s day catalog and we let it slid. It is one institution adamantly concerned with preserving white supremacy.” @AbutiMoshikwa tweeted.
All the Uni is going to do is issue a written apology… Then 2yrs later it happens agains🤣🤣. Aowa banna
— The Ombudsman (@Enkaychilli) May 16, 2022