Ex-Stellenbosch professor arrested for calling restaurant staff k-word

Ex-Stellenbosch professor arrested for calling restaurant staff k-word

A retired Stellenbosch University professor and author was arrested last week after allegedly calling an employee at a restaurant the k-word and making sexual advances with another. Leon de Kock has since been charged with crimen injuria, following a case being opened with law enforcement.

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Leon de Kock is in hot water following an incident at an Observatory restaurant where he not only sexually harassed a woman, but also called another the k-word.

The author of The Love Song of André P Brink made his first appearance in court last week, but has since been released on a warning to ensure he attends his next appearance.

A woman who allegedly witnessed the incident took to social media to comment on the matter.

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The retired professor allegedly harassed a woman, insisting she wanted to have babies with him, after which he called her a 'stupid girl'.

Luke de Kock, the author's son, has publicly apologised for the behaviour in a post to Facebook, claiming that Leon has since been institutionalised.

Martin Viljoen, a spokesman for the university, has confirmed that an investigation into the matter has begun, with de Kock currently enjoying a position as an emeritus professor at the institution.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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