CAPE TOWN - The Stellenbosch University (SU) student captured urinating on a black student’s laptop and study material has been suspended.
The incident, captured on a cell phone video, took place in the Huis Marais residence in the early hours of Sunday morning.
SU said the alleged perpetrator, a white male, was suspended from the university on Monday.
"A further swift but detailed investigation will determine the final outcomes.
"Expulsion and/or criminal charges are not excluded from the possible available options, based on the investigation's findings," SU said.
Students gathered at the university's Admin B block on Monday demanding the expulsion of the white student.
Dr Choice Makhetha, Senior Director: Student Affairs, said the victim has been offered counselling.
"The student affected is clearly still in shock after his very upsetting and painful ordeal. He is still trying to process what happened and was offered counselling. He will be supported as and when required to ensure his academic progress is not affected by the incident.
“The Huis Marais house committee is committed to transformation. Our quick and decisive response to the matter at hand, should demonstrate our commitment to all people of this country. They also called a house meeting to ensure that the whole house understands the situation and what needs to continue to change to prevent a repeat of any similar action," Dr Makhetha said.