UCT lecturer behind offensive Facebook posts placed on medical leave

UCT lecturer behind offensive Facebook posts placed on medical leave

- Arthur Mabentsela, a lecturer at the University of Cape Town, recently caused waves with his disturbing posts on social media

- The university chose to put Mabentsela on medical leave while they proceed with a preliminary investigation into the matter

- South Africans are divided as some support Mabentsela and others are shocked at his behaviour

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The University of Cape Town lecturer that shocked South Africans with his comments on Facebook has been placed on a compulsory leave of absence on medical grounds.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Arthur Mabentsela - lecturer since 2015 - shared a post in which he described thinking about harming his toddler.

Mabentsela shared borderline criminal and violent content on Facebook - much to the horror of other Facebook users. In his post, Mabentsela stated that he had thoughts of raping and killing his 2-year-old daughter.

Mamokgethi Phakeng, the Vice-chancellor at the University of Cape Town and the rest of management chose to put Mabentsela on medical leave instead of suspending him.

A preliminary investigation into the matter will continue.

Phakeng stated that Mabentsela will receive fair treatment and labour legislation will be followed, according to a report by The Citizen.

IOL News reported that activist Mcebo Dlamini supported Mabentsela and said he needs help because he is depressed.

Another supporter showed up on Facebook:

Nelli Nof - Praying for Arthur Mabentsela. He might be going through whatever it is he's going through; but one thing I know is that his intentions have always been good.

Other South Africans were disappointed that someone who uttered such words could be a lecturer at a university.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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