Stellenbosch urine saga: Disciplinary hearing concluded, no outcome as yet

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Huis Marais residence at Stellenbosch University where student Theuns du Toit was filmed urinating on first-year agriculture student Babalo Ndwayana's desk, laptop and books.
Huis Marais residence at Stellenbosch University where student Theuns du Toit was filmed urinating on first-year agriculture student Babalo Ndwayana's desk, laptop and books.
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  • Stellenbosch student Theuns du Toit's disciplinary hearing wrapped up on Thursday.
  • The university's Central Disciplinary Committee sat for the second day.
  • Du Toit had allegedly violated the university's student code of conduct.

The disciplinary hearing of Theuns du Toit, who urinated on a fellow Stellenbosch University student's belongings, wrapped up on Thursday. 

Du Toit appeared before the university's Central Disciplinary Committee (CDC) for allegedly violating the student code of conduct.

He was caught on camera urinating on first-year agriculture student Babalo Ndwayana's desk, laptop and books.

On Thursday, the CDC sat for the second day of the hearing, at the university's Admin B building.

Ndwayana, the victim, was absent, after he walked out of proceedings on Wednesday, claiming bias by the committee chair.

READ | Stellenbosch urine saga: Ndwayana threatens to boycott hearing until 'biased' chair is removed

Despite the walkout, the CDC continued its work, wrapping up with arguments from Du Toit's legal representatives. 

Eight witnesses are said to have appeared before the CDC. 

Stellenbosch University spokesperson Martin Viljoen confirmed the hearing concluded on Thursday.

He said: 

The CDC indicated that, due to the complexity of the matter and the amount of evidence to be considered, they were unable to provide an outcome today. They will take time to consider the evidence and provide a written outcome. A date for when this process will be completed is not available yet.
 Du Toit's attorney, Andrew Fullard, said they had been hoping for an outcome on the matter today (Thursday).  

"We understand that there are some complexities, and the CDC indicated they will be giving us a written judgment on their decision," he said.


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