By Rivonia Naidu
African National Congress Youth League president Fikile Mbalula has been accused of shooting from the hip with "racist" and "xenophobic" statements after his controversial remarks about Indians at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
According to a weekend report, Mbalula told a June 1976 Memorial Lecture at the Wits Great Hall last week that UKZN was swelling its ranks with Indians.
Mbalula allegedly claimed that transformation of higher learning institutions had turned the university "into nothing but Bombay" and that black African students "suffer on the periphery of transformation".
"When you get into that institution you can think it's an exclusive university of Indians only," he said.