Theuns du Toit has been named and shamed as the alleged racist who barged into a black first-year student’s dormitory and released a flood of urine on his study desk.
Stellenbosch University suspends Theuns du Toit
In response to the mounting backlash on campus and social media, the Stellenbosch institution released a statement, on Monday, confirming “the alleged perpetrator was suspended from the University today.”
“A further swift but detailed investigation will determine the final outcomes. Expulsion and/or criminal charges are not excluded from the possible available options, based on the investigation’s findings,” the statement read.
Du Toit was caught on camera urinating on a black first-year student’s study desk, which held his course work, textbooks and a laptop.
The incident took place at the Huis Marais residence, a student accommodation complex notorious for its questionable rituals and initiations.
Stellies Rector and Vice-Chancellor Professor Wim de Villiers made it categorically clear that the university was appalled by the behaviour and “such conduct will not be tolerated”.
“We acted swiftly and decisively to uphold our commitment to a culture of inclusivity. What happened at Huis Marais is not acceptable. No student has the right to diminish another student’s human dignity or rights in this way,” he said.
Du Toit and his family have yet to surface in public to address the viral Stellenbosch University urine video.
Here are some reactions to the alleged racist urinator’s suspension:
The saddest part about that Stellenbosh Incident is that what Theuns Du Toit did to that black kid is what Xenophobes would do to Zimbabweans or other black immigrants if they got the chance. https://t.co/W6tQH1CQv9— Girl with the Big hair (@PriscillaNgwe12) May 16, 2022
Theuns Du Toit hasn’t been expelled from #StellenboschUniversity because apparently “an investigation still needs to be done” while all the evidence is on camera. One thing about white people? They will be protected after their racial attacks.— R 🪐 (@_reneiloe) May 16, 2022
Theuns Du Toit that's the name. We name and shame when it's deserved— Simangaliso (@Wanda_Smash) May 16, 2022
The white first year student who urinated on the property of a black student at Stellenbosch University's Huis Marais has been suspended.Expulsion and/or criminal charges are "not excluded from the possible available options" once its investigation concludes. @News24@TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/S4qnrflzxK— Tammy Petersen (@TammyPetersen87) May 16, 2022