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Oxford clears student who made waitress cry “typical white tears”

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Oxford uni has defended Rhodes Must Fall student Ntokozo Qwabe after he reduced a waitress to tears – because she was white.

40,000 people signed a petition to revoke his Rhodes Scholarship after he refused to tip the waitress until “you [whiites] return the land”.

But Oxford have hit back against claims to boot out the student, who wanted to bring down the statue of Cecil Rhodes – and whose foundation pays Qwabe’s fees.

The university claimed: “Oxford is a place where non-violent speech, however objectionable, can be expressed and challenged.

“Our students may voice opinions which others believe to be misguided, or which they find offensive. They have a right to do this but, in exercising it, we expect them to respect other people and the law.”

The petition starter Jan Ferreira, aimed at Oxford vice-chancellor Louise Richadson, wrote: “Mr Qwabe and friend(s) violated a person’s dignity, publicly degraded and humiliated her … Mr Qwabe has since taken great pleasure in narcissistically boasting over her reaction across social media.

“His actions have ultimately brought your educational establishment’s image into disrepute.”

Qwabe refused to comment, saying: “WE WILL ONLY ENGAGE THE WHITE MEDIA WHEN WE HAVE THE LAND BACK.”




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