In his address to the students, De Villiers appealed to them to allow “due process” in the university's investigation of Sunday's incident.
But the students said they would sleep on the steps of the administration building and shut down the university on Friday unless Du Toit is expelled.
De Villiers was heckled when he made a remarked about “alleged” racism. He was shouted down when his remarks failed to satisfy the students' demands for swift action against Du Toit, the son of a Worcester wine farmer, and left the gathering with the rest of the university leadership team.
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