Pretoria lecturer quits in racism row

2013-08-30 08:31

A Pretoria University philosophy lecturer has quit after writing in a blog that raping babies is a “black phenomenon”.

Pretoria University spokesman Nicolize Mulder said lecturer Louise Mabille had resigned and that an investigation was underway, but added that she was writing in her personal capacity, The Times newspaper reported today.

Mabille wrote on the Afrikaans website Praag: “Naturally, it is much easier to endlessly complain about ‘Calvinism’ than to ask the question on why the rape of babies is a cultural phenomenon among black ethnic groups.”

Mabille, who resigned with immediate effect last night, told the newspaper she “deeply regrets having written the piece and causing harm or pain to anyone”.

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