Video: Student denied entrance into graduation, choked by bouncer

Video: Student denied entrance into graduation, choked by bouncer

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.

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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"

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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!!"

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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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