Stellenbosch urination victim walks out of hearing claiming panel isn't objective, says lawyer

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  • The disciplinary hearing of a Stellenbosch student, who urinated on another student's possessions, started on Wednesday.
  • Babalo Ndwayana, the victim in the incident, is being represented by the Unisa Law Clinic.
  • Ndwayana left the hearing on Wednesday morning.

Babalo Ndwayana, the Stellenbosch University student who had his property urinated on, walked out of the disciplinary hearing of the perpetrator, Theuns du Toit.

Ndwayana's lawyer, Nomonde Gxilishe, told to News24 the student and his legal representative walked out of the hearing on Wednesday.

Gxilishe said that, after dealing with preliminary issues this morning, Ndwayana was not satisfied the panel appointed by the university would be objective.

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The disciplinary hearing against Du Toit was scheduled to start at the university on Wednesday.

Babalo Ndwayana
Babalo Ndwayana.
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Du Toit was suspended from the university last month after a video was shared, which showed him urinating on Ndwayana's possessions and calling him "boy".

Ndwayana filmed Du Toit urinating on his desk, laptop and books inside his Huis Marais residence room on 15 May.

The hearing is being held behind closed doors.

The university said it would release a statement once it had received a report from the disciplinary committee panel.

Following the incident, Du Toit's father, Rudi, called Mkhuseli Kaduka, the father of first-year agriculture student and apologised, promising to have a meeting with him.

Kaduka said the meeting never took place and that Rudi had not said anything since the phone call on 18 May.

READ | Stellenbosch student says he will forgive suspended peer who urinated on his belongings

News24 contacted Du Toit senior for comment, but he did not respond by the time of publication.

The matter was also reported to the police. The authorities are investigating cases of housebreaking, malicious damage to property and crimen injuria.

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