In South Africa, a white student has been dismissed from university after he was accused of urinating on the property of a black student at Stellenbosch University, the institution confirmed.
According to the institution of higher learning, the incident will be investigated and further action including expulsion and criminal charges may be taken, following the outcome of the investigation.
On Monday, dozens of learners protested at Stellenbosch University demanding swift action against the first-year student .
The university – like many on social media who have seen the widely circulated video – has said the incident looks like it was racially motivated.
NOTE: The video below could be disturbing to watch for some viewers.
In a statement, Stellenbosch University spokesperson Martin Viljoen said that the university “strongly condemns the destructive, hurtful and racist incident”.
The institution further noted that the victim is still in shock and trying to process what happened.
According to local media reports, the affected student was sleeping and only awoke when he heard that someone was in his room.
In the video, he is heard asking the white student why he is urinating on his belongings.
The most recent incident has once again shone a spotlight on South Africa’s struggles with racism – decades after the end of apartheid.