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May 7, 2015 12:41 pm

Group Says Uni Vice-Chancellor Who Criticized ‘Hitler Loving’ Student Leader is ‘Puppet’ of Jewish Funders

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University of Witwatersrand SRC President Mcebo Dlamini. Photo:Screenshot

The vice-chancellor of a major South African university has become a “puppet” to Jewish funders and “alumni interests” after his sacking of a student government president, a prominent South African alumni group declared on Thursday.

“In capitulating to the interests of Jewish funders and alumni at the institution, Prof. [Adam] Habib has in our opinion rendered himself a puppet who has to sacrifice the academic future of student Mr. Mcebo Dlamini on the altar of political correctness,” said a statement from Higher Education Transformation Network.

The group called the decision by the university, and “particularly the Vice-Chancellor,” to expel Dlamini from the student government “erroneous and disproportionately harsh.” It accused Habib of “succumbing to the demands of the Jewish funders and alumni interests at the university.”

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While ignoring an incendiary comment by Dlamini on his personal Facebook page a few weeks ago, which declared “I love Adolf Hitler,” the group said “It would be unfortunate if Wits university management now has adopted ‘Gestapo-type’ management tactics of summarily expelling students and staff merely because they hold dissenting views… in this age in our constitutional democracy.”

Dlamini was expelled, though, not over the Hitler remark, but over an assault against a senior staff member last year, according to South African news outlet Soweto Live. He may still face a second disciplinary hearing for the Hitler remarks.

HETN provided three examples where white students committed racist acts but remain “free as birds,” including one instance at University of Cape Town where a white student allegedly urinated on a black man’s face.

Over the last week, Dlamini has posted a picture of himself in front of the “Embassy of the State of Palestine” to South Africa, as well as an article titled:”Ashkenazi Jews are genetically European.”

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