The day broke to expose many racist remarks written,
Among the many abusive, racist statements and hate speechand “Fuck white tears” were boldly on a wall and window.
Reacting, the management of the institution issued a “Say No To Racism” statement where it described the racist graffiti incident as a disgusting act perpetrated by cowards.
“The University of the Western Cape is disgusted at the racist statements and hate speech that have been discovered all over campus this morning. We condemn these cowardly acts committed under the cover of darkness,” the first paragraph of the statement reads.
Calling on members of the University community to help condemn the racist statements, the institution indicated that the incident is being investigated, adding that the perpetrators will he punished accordingly when identified.
“We urge the University community to join us in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, these racist statements. We are investigating this matter and once the culprits are identified appropriate action will be taken against them.
The University of the Western Cape remains one of the most diverse campuses in South Africa. We are an intellectual home for students from diverse backgrounds, race and gender.
Any attempt to threaten our unity, by inciting division of our students and staff along racial lines will not be tolerated,” UWC management warned stating the below;
A University is a space for open debate, discussion and the sharing of ideas. It is not a space for racism, tribalism, ethnic, gender and all forms of discrimination. We cannot allow our differences of opinion to degenerate into polarization.
Say NO to racism!