Rhodes lecturer in hot water for 'racist' tweet heads to court to halt disciplinary hearing
A Rhodes University lecturer who landed himself in hot water after he posted allegedly racist tweets during the #FeesMustFall protests is bringing an urgent high court application on Friday to prevent a disciplinary inquiry from taking place.
Although Rob Benyon‚ who lectures Information Systems and is also a residence warden‚ had already resigned from the university when he made the two tweets‚ the institution decided to proceed with the disciplinary hearing following a widespread public outcry.
He has just two weeks of his notice period left before he leaves the university.
The two tweets on October 14 said: “#fees must fall your parents believed the ANC would deliver free stuff. Now you believe the EFF the same. Stupidity is clearly hereditary” and “Those agitating for free tertiary education #Feesmustfall are the product of free secondary education. Clearly you get what you pay for“.
Tomorrow’s urgent Grahamstown High Court application also hopes to get the interdict to include preventing the university from issuing notices for him to attend a disciplinary inquiry. — TMG Digital
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