STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE SA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION REGARDING ITS EQUALITY COURT ACTION ON BEHALF OF THE FOUR WOMEN WHOSE RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED WHEN A HUMILIATING VIDEO ON THEM WAS RECORDED BY FOUR STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FREE STATE
The SA Human Rights Commission has lodged papers with the Bloemfontein Equality Court to seek redress on behalf of the four black female University of Free State workers who were grossly humiliated when four white male students recorded and disseminated an insulting and indignifying video on them.
The video recording shows the women drinking from bottles of beer, racing against each other, eating from a dish, vomiting into buckets, dancing and playing rugby. It also shows one of the four respondents urinating into a dish that appears to contain food.
The Commission is represented by Advocate Wim Trengove (SC), Adv Sesi Baloyi (Sandton), Adv Sehapi Motloung (Bloemfontein)and Adv Mothusi Lepheana (SAHRC) instructed by T.V Matsepe of Matsepe's Attorneys Inc.
Order against the four students
In its court papers the Commission is asking the court for an order in the following terms: