Cape Town - Not many people were thrilled by the news that EFF leader Julius Malema and Premier Helen Zille were being touted as the next UCT chancellor to replace outgoing chancellor Graça Machel.
UCT registrar Royston Pillay said Machel’s term was ending this year after first elected in 1999. Pillay said the chancellor was the titular head of the university and presided at all graduation ceremonies and conferred all degrees and awards in the name of the university.
Once the news hit social media, there were some who were thrilled, while another even threatened to return their degree:
Paul Pregnolato: "Malema..Why? Isn't it a bit late for April Fools Day jokes? I didn’t know UCT had a major in woodworking either."
Cecile Kiley: "What planet is this..."