A University of Johannesburg student was allegedly choked by bouncers after he was denied access in to his graduation ceremony. Video footage of the incident has emerged.
In the footage, Phasoane Mphahlele is seen being physically assaulted by a man and falls to the floor. The student took to Twitter to confirm the events by posting:
"We remain stronger. I just came out of hospital at Garden City because @tmarwala unleashed bouncers on me on my graduation day. They pulled off my fresh operation merely to say I insulted them on Facebook. @Julius_S_Malema it will never stop without your intervention"
Mzansi social media users were left in confusion about why the situation escalated to the point of a physical confrontation.
Michael Chivas said:
"Why was the student denied access.... Why was the student strungled in the first place? I mean how and why!!"
While 'Q-Tee' Phosa called on Minister of Higher Education, Naledi Pandor, to speak out on the incident.
"Yeah! @NalediPandor should respond to this. We can’t have student being treated as if they are terrorists. @NalediPandor you cannot be quiet"
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