Stellenbosch investigating black face incident

By Drum Digital
23 September 2014

Stellenbosch University has been hit with a black face incident and the university says it's investigating the matter.

A picture of two of the university's students who painted their faces black to look like Venus and Serena Williams, has been doing rounds on social media. The two are believed to have been attending a birthday party.

Stellenbosch University’s Martin Viljoen told “At this stage, it would be premature to jump to conclusions or to anticipate the actions that need to be taken.” Twitter users wasted no time in expressing their feeling over this incident which is becoming quite common in South Africa. Some people seemed not to be surprised about the act:  

Politicians also weighed in: While other called for their suspension:

Viljoen said university management has to consider the appropriate steps that need to be taken, reports the news site.

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