- 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
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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