CAPE TOWN – The University of Cape Town (UCT) has launched an investigation after a man was pictured on campus wearing a T-shirt reading "Kill All Whites".
The man, who cannot be confirmed as a student, was said to be sitting in one of the university's dining halls when the picture was taken.
The words "Kill All Whites" were written boldly on the T-shirt in black ink.
As seen at University House, UCT, dinning hall. Class. pic.twitter.com/cKVQe2Wl8L— Dean Macpherson (@DeanMacpherson) February 10, 2016
The picture has since been widely shared on social media.
The university insists that the incident will be treated with the "utmost seriousness".
UCT spokesperson Patricia Lucas told eNCA that investigations were under way.
UCT condemns hate speech T-shirt. individual involved not currently UCT student (but involved in Rhodes Must Fall) pic.twitter.com/efARxNqSma— UCT Law Student(s) (@UCTLawStudents) February 11, 2016
A statement from the university said: “The University of Cape Town condemns in the strongest terms possible any act or expression of racism or hate speech. We find a picture that is doing the rounds on social media, showing a young man, said to be in a UCT residence, wearing a T-shirt saying “Kill All Whites”, to be of the most grave concern. The university is investigating this incident through the relevant internal channels and we will take the necessary actions to address this matter.”
Earlier this week several students at Wits were seen wearing white T-shirts with “F***All Whites” written on the back.