BLA offers free legal aid to Stellenbosch University student

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The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) has publicly offered to help Stellenbosch University student Babalo Ndwayana.

Ndwayana filed a complaint against former student Theuns du Toit, who entered his room and urinated on his belongings earlier this month. Video of the despicable incident has gone viral.

BLA President Bayethe Maswazi said the BLA’s mission is to pursue a non-racial and gender-neutral South Africa.

“When there are victims of racism anywhere in South Africa we are forced to find a space to play a role and in this case our members felt the need for us to do something about this happened in Stellenbosch,” Maswazi said.

Additionally, Maswazi said that they would not only offer support to the victim’s family, but would also engage the university to ensure they have measures in place to prevent incidents of this nature at the coming.

“We have tasked a team of our members to reach out to the family, so that we can assist them with any legal advice they may need in the future,” he added.

Student unions have called for the expulsion of du Toit, whom the University has suspended.

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Coceka Magubeni

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