WATCH: Wits SRC head stands by Hitler comments

Johannesburg, 28 April 2015 - Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini has defended his Facebook post about admiring Adolf Hitler. His message has sparked outrage from the South African Union of Jewish Students. Video: eNCA
Johannesburg, 28 April 2015 - The South African Union of Jewish Students are outraged over the comments made by Wits SRC President Mcebo Dlamini. They say firm action will be taken against him. Video: eNCA
Johannesburg, 28 April 2015 - eNCA speaks to Wits Vice- Chancellor Adam Habib on SRC president, Mcebo Dlamini’s Facebook post about admiring Adolf Hitler. Video: eNCA
Over the weekend, Mcebo Dlamini posted on social media that in every white person there's an element of Adolf Hitler. Wits has described Dlamini's comments as racist and offensive.

JOHANNESBURG - Wits University SRC president Mcebo Dlamini has defended his Facebook post about admiring Adolf Hitler.

His message has sparked outrage from the South African Union of Jewish Students.

Vice-Chancellor and Principal Adam Habib released a statement (see below) to the Wits community in which he noted the incident, as brought to his attention by concerned persons.

Habib said he was still awaiting response to his email calling for Dlamini to account for his remarks.

"The Facebook posts and subsequent comments are racist and offensive in the extreme," Habib said.

"Disturbingly, they valorise a racist autocrat who was responsible for the murder of millions of people."

Habib indicates that he has referred Dlamini for investigation, to see if disciplinary charges need to be brought against him.

eNCA anchor Joanne Joseph interviewed Dlamini in studio on Tuesday morning, giving him a platform to explain his comments.

* Watch the full interview with Mcebo Dlamini in the gallery above.

Also attached are the full interview responses with Natan Pollack, National Chairperson of the South African Union of Jewish Students, and Adam Habib, Wits Vice-Chancellor.

 

 

WITS Statement on SRC President

 

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