Out of line or out of context? What UCT lecturer said before 'Hitler committed no crime' comment

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Dr Lwazi Lushaba. (Screengrab)
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The story: A 12-second clip in which a University of Cape Town lecturer said that Adolf Hitler "committed no crime" has resulted in a furore, including a complaint laid against him to the SA Human Rights Commission, an investigation by UCT and the Cape SA Jewish Board of Deputies slamming his comment as "deplorable".

What we know: Dr Lwazi Lushaba has since given News24 the full pre-recorded 54-minute political science lecture. 

What we heard: In it, he discusses the dominant institutional approach of political science – the study of formal structures such as parliament, the executive, and the judiciary - in the 1920s, which he said became delegitimised, “... simply because it was unable to pre-empt white people killing each other - Hitler killing the Jews”. 

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