Rhodes Scholar Ntokozo Qwabe has defended hitting a smartphone out of the hand of a “white student” during his and some others’ efforts to disrupt a law lecture at the University of Cape Town yesterday. In a Facebook post on the incident – which has received extensive press coverage after a video of it went viral – Qwabe says he did not touch the student with his stick, only his device.
Earlier this year, while still studying at Oxford University, Qwabe made international news by boasting on Facebook about making a working class white waitress cry, while eating out in Observatory, Cape Town.
Qwabe’s full post on the latest incident follows below:
It is NOT true that I 'assaulted' and 'whipped with a stick' a white student during our shutdown of the arrogant UCT Law Faculty yesterday!
Although I wish I'd actually not been a good law abiding citizen & whipped the white apartheid settler colonial entitlement out of the bastard - who continued to video record us without our consent - this is not what happened as the media is reporting.