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Terminate the urinator and talk to us, marchers tell Stellenbosch bosses

One of the Stellenbosch University marchers on May 19 2022.
One of the Stellenbosch University marchers on May 19 2022.
Image: Esa Alexander

About 150 Stellenbosch University students marched in the Western Cape town on Thursday demanding the expulsion of Theuns du Toit, the student who urinated on a fellow student's laptop and belongings.

The multiracial group headed through the town centre to the university administration building, chanting and singing.

Their other main demand, sparked by Sunday's early-hours incident at the Huis Marais residence which targeted first-year agriculture student Babalo Ndwayana, was the establishment of an external commission of inquiry into racism at the university.

Student leaders who addressed the marchers said they asked for talks with university leaders on Monday and had been asked to wait for the results of an investigation.

Marchers gather in Stellenbosch on May 19 2022.
Marchers gather in Stellenbosch on May 19 2022.
Image: Esa Alexander
Marchers prepare to head to the Stellenbosch University administration building on May 19 2022.
Marchers prepare to head to the Stellenbosch University administration building on May 19 2022.
Image: Esa Alexander

There had still been no feedback from the administration, they said, making a fresh demand for talks.

The marchers are greeted at the Stellenbosch University administration by, from left, vice-chancellor and rector Wim de Villiers and deputy vice-chancellors Deresh Ramjugernath, Hester Klopper and Nico Koopman
The marchers are greeted at the Stellenbosch University administration by, from left, vice-chancellor and rector Wim de Villiers and deputy vice-chancellors Deresh Ramjugernath, Hester Klopper and Nico Koopman
Image: Bobby Jordan

The marchers were greeted at the administration building by university rector and vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers and deputy vice-chancellors Deresh Ramjugernath, Hester Klopper and Nico Koopman.

This is a developing story.

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