- The University of Cape Town is investigating the academic who made the extremely offensive Adolf Hitler comment
- Lwazi Lushaba told 1st-year students in a pre-recorded lecture that Hitler did no wrong
- The university is shocked and is taking the matter seriously while apologising to those who were offended
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is taking the time to investigate the lecturer who apparently made a comment claiming that Adolf Hitler did no wrong. It has caused a stir and the University is making sure the matter is handled.
An academic at the university said that Hitler “committed no crime”, and this was not received well by students or fellow staff members.
The statement was made in a pre-recorded lecture which was done for online learning. Political science lecturer Lwazi Lushaba was the one who said it to her first-year students.
Her exact words were:
“Hitler committed no crime. All Hitler did was to do to white people what white people had normally reserved for black people.”
UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola told TimesLIVE that the matter is being dealt with and that the university is taking it very seriously. Many were offended and the university apologises for that.
“We are verifying all the facts. In the meantime, the university is clear that all brutalities of genocide constitute both formal crimes against humanity and ongoing sources of pain. We distance ourselves very strongly from any other view.”
Jewish students have come forward to state their concerns and the Cape South African Jewish Board of Deputies is making sure that there are consequences for what has been said.
This is, however, apparently not Lushaba’s first time committing a horrifying act of controversy. It has been reported that Lushaba received a stern letter back in 2019 from the University after stomping on ballot boxes and spewing profanities as he was not pleased with the outcome of a Dean voting.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the University of Cape Town has built a reputation for making questionable decisions around racial issues. Once again they've found themselves being questioned after making the decision to hire a white male in his 70s to replace their Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Transformation, Professor Loretta Ferris, an esteemed woman of colour.
The university recently revealed that 72-year-old Professor Martin Hall will be taking over the position after Professor Ferris made the decision to take an early sabbatical before her term as DVC ends.
In a statement, the university shared the news while at the same time thanking her for her work with the institution. They also praised the professor for a number of things she achieved while working as the DVC.
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