Fort Hare investigates alleged xenophobia on students' WhatsApp group

The University of Fort Hare (UFH) is investigating alleged xenophobic remarks
The University of Fort Hare (UFH) is investigating alleged xenophobic remarks
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The University of Fort Hare (UFH) in the Eastern Cape is investigating alleged xenophobic remarks a student made on a final-year law students’ WhatsApp group.

UFH spokesperson Khotso Moabi said in a statement on Tuesday that the university became aware of the “inflammatory language promoting violence” on the “Fort Hare Jurists” WhatsApp group last Thursday.

“The altercation seems to have been sparked by an unrelated incident in which a student was disciplined for reprehensible behaviour. The conversation degenerated into how student groups relate to each other by nationality.”

Moabi said UFH would not tolerate anything that may be “construed as xenophobic”.

“We urge our students to ignore this most unfortunate and isolated incident.”

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