NPA to prosecute ex-Stellenbosch student Theuns du Toit
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will prosecute former Stellenbosch University student Theuns du Toit who urinated on another student’s belongings earlier this year.
Du Toit is reportedly facing charges of malicious damage to property and crimen injuria.
NPA TO PROSECUTE THEUNS DU TOIT
Theuns du Toit who has since been expelled was filmed urinating on the belongings of Babalo Ndwanyana at the Huis Marais residence in May.
Du Toit was suspended shortly after the incident, which made headlines and put the university in the spotlight. Eventually, he was found guilty of breaking Stellenbosch University’s Disciplinary Code for students after a drawn-out disciplinary process.
Stellies said it strongly condemns any form of racism, discrimination or other prejudice and that human dignity is non-negotiable.
“The University viewed this case in a very serious light. This was evident in, amongst others, the original temporary suspension of Mr Du Toit from the University while also appointing Justice Sisi Khampepe to lead an independent commission of enquiry into alleged racism at SU.
“The University takes a zero-tolerance approach to racism, discrimination, prejudice and conduct which assails the dignity of another person. SU management took note of the sanction imposed and will be studying the details of the CDC’s finding,” Stellenbosch Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deresh Ramjugernath said at the time.
Meanwhile, Stellenbosch University was rocked by yet another incident where a reportedly intoxicated white student allegedly pissed on his coloured roommate’s chair. The incident reportedly happened on 22 September at Helshoogte residence.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor in Teaching and Learning, Professor Deresh Ramjugernath said Helshoogte management immediately reported the incident to relevant structures for an urgent investigation after they were made aware of it.
Ramjugernath said the incident also received top priority attention from the University’s executive management.
“The implicated student was suspended from the residence pending the outcome of an investigation on 22 September 2022. The Rector and Vice-Chancellor will consider further action and decide on suspension from the University after consideration of the facts of the case,” he explained.
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