UP students film themselves using K-word

DITEBOGO TSHAKA, MARKO SVICEVIC AND NTOMBI MKANDHLA

Two UP students were identified on social media after a video showing them using racial slurs was posted on a Physiotherapy group. 
The video was apparently shared by “accident”. It shows the students inside Jukes, a local bar, using the K-word repeatedly. “You heard that a k***** stole this drunk girl’s phone? I’m so f***ing done. F***ing k*****. F****** k*****s. Don’t play this in front of Zamani. So f***ing done. I’m phoneless you w****,” then continued to shout. 
The student that shared the video on the WhatsApp group said on the social media platform, “Guys please ignore that – my very drunk friend.” “I really apologise from the bottom of my heart to anyone that’s been offended – so sorry, completely unacceptable. She’s been sent home!” she texted. She further texted that it was an accident and that someone had her phone. She continued to apologise and claimed that “…it’s not [her] opinion at all – and I can’t apologize enough…”. She further added “I know drinking and anger is no excuse for intolerance but all I can do is ask for your forgiveness…”

UP spokesperson, Candice Jooste confirmed that the two females in the video were UP students. "An investigation into the matter is underway and the students will be suspended today, pending a disciplinary inquiry. The University of Pretoria strongly condemns the use of such derogatory and racist language," said Jooste.

 

 

 



Even though the names of the students are known across social media, Perdeby removed the names on legal advice as the students could not be reached for comment.

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