The University of Cape Town's vice-chancellor, Mamokgethi Phakeng praised the paper of a student and it led to a Twitter storm. The student, Masixole Mlandu, signed off his paper with the slogan "One Bullet, One Settler" and it rubbed South Africans the wrong way.
Vice-chancellor at the University of Cape Town, Mamokgethi Phakeng, recently congratulated a student whose honours project was ended with the words: ONE SETTLER‚ ONE BULLET!!
This led to a frenzy of messages on Twitter condemning the paper, the writer and the praise received.
TimesLIVE reports that Phakeng had to later add to her praise that she is not proud of the promise of bullets, but proud of the completed paper.
The paper is titled The Coloniser/Colonised dialectic: A look into the Settler-Colonialism as a socio-economic order of South Africa” and argues that South Africa is a settler-colonial society that was built and maintained through conquest.
South Africans were not impressed with what little they could see of the paper, and while some tweeps congratulated Mlandu, most people were unimpressed and expressed it clearly.
Here's what tweeps had to say:
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