RESIGNED: The screengrab from Facebook apparently announcing the resignation of the Wits SRC President, Mcebo Dlamini. GRAPHIC: Wits Vuvuzela.
SRC (Student Representative Council) president Mcebo Dlamini has apparently resigned his position in a Facebook post on Saturday after a disciplinary hearing found him guilty of an unknown offence.
The message, apparently sent from Dlamini’s Facebook account, was made in two posts announcing and explaining his resignation.
“This serves to inform you that I’m stepping down as wits src president with immediate effect … Wishing you the best my lovely witsies … not leaving you alone but leaving you in the hands of PYA led src..Amandla,” reads one of the posts made at 7.03pm.
He said for “further information” students should ask Vice Chancellor Prof Adam Habib, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academics Andrew Crouch, Dean of Students Dr Pamela Dube and head of Residence Life Rob Sharman.
A previous post made three hours earlier said he had been found guilty of “insulting one senior managment clown in that I said his [sic] an incompetent white man who still harbours from apartheid hangover.”
“A white man who doesn’t care about the living conditions of a black poor child … A white man who sleeps well at night and have sex [sic] while the black majority are living like hobos.”
A screengrab of a post made on a Facebook account apparently belonging to Mcebo Dlamini. Graphic: Wits Vuvuzela.
The post said Habib had used the “racist zionist controlled” Wits Legal Office to find Dlamini guilty of misconduct and sentenced him one year of expulsion from the university. Dlamini said this came after he refused to withdraw his statement and apologise publicly. Both posts have since been deleted from the account.
Speaking to Wits Vuvuzela, Habib said he has received a report that Dlamini was part of a disciplinary hearing held on Friday about an offence committed prior to his election.
“This has been going on for some time. The hearing apparently found him guilty and he subsequently resigned on Facebook. I do not know if this is serious. He is entitled to appeal as per the rules. I was asked previously to stop the disciplinary. I refused on the grounds that rules and processes must apply to all,” said Habib.
Habib could not give detailed accounts of the hearing or on the charge of which Dlamini was found guilty. He said he was not part of the hearing.
SRC deputy secretary Amogelang Manganyi told Wits Vuvuzela that the secretariat has not received an official resignation from Dlamini.
Wits Vuvuzela tried to contact Dlamini but he was not available for comment.