Adam Habib: Ex Wits Vice Chancellor Uses Racial Slur, EFF Unimpressed

Adam Habib: Ex Wits Vice Chancellor Uses Racial Slur, EFF Unimpressed

- Former Wits vice-chancellor Adam Habib is in hot water after using a racial slur

- Habib has received a lot of backlash after using the n-word in a webinar with students

- Habib claimed the word is commonly used in SA but the EFF wasted no time in calling him out

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Former University of a Witwatersrand vice-chancellor Adam Habib has angered many with his use of a racial slur. Habib said the n-word while addressing students during a webinar. Habib currently works as the director of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.

In videos shared on social media, Habib can be heard saying that the word is commonly used where he comes from (SA). Students during the webinar called Habib out for the usage of the racial slur but he quickly defended himself as they expressed their anger.

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The EFF has now called for Habib to be fired and brought to book due to his series of tweets regarding his usage of the word.

Adam Habib: Ex wits Chancellor uses racial slur, EFF calls for sacking
Adam Habib has been facing backlash for his use of a racial slur. The EFF want him fired. Image: @AdHabb / Twitter and MICHELE SPATARI/AFP
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Take a look at the EFF's tweet below:

Below are some of the reactions left under the post:

@phillibecks said:

"The good thing I like about EFF led by juju is that they stand unchallenged with what they believe in. You can disagree with them on other things but politically, EFF is the only party that is not scared to repeat and doing what is in its manifestos."

@GI_Irvin wrote:

"In South Africa, but he now invited them to his gateMan facepalming. How comfortable can you be that you use a derogatory and demeaning word and lie that where you from it’s normal? @EFFSouthAfrica must make him dance!!"

@Oleboleb1 responded with:

"A very powerful statement."

Previously, reported that EFF leader Julius Malema called Finance Minister Tito Mboweni out for his controversial remarks about Mthokozisi Ntumba. Mboweni stated that the news of a student who was killed was fake.

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In the now-deleted post, Mboweni said that Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande would 'deal with the matter tomorrow'. EFF leader Julius Malema was not at all impressed by Mboweni's tweet, writing:

"Life was lost during the peaceful student's protest, which is not fake news. We know you don't care, but some empathy will be beneficial now, Tito!!!

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