The SRC released a statement after the announcement detailing the decision of the disciplinary committee. The statement explains that Menziwa’s action of posting the Facebook post was in contravention of the disciplinary code of conduct and as a result the Constitution for Student Governance. According to a statement published on the SRC Facebook page, Menziwa was found guilty on one charge of “serious misconduct” and two counts of “very serious misconduct”.
The legality of the disciplinary committee has been questioned by some on social media claiming that procedures as set out in the Student Governance Constitution were not properly followed.
Failure of that happening means there wont be smooth SRC elections. We call on Cheryl to reinstate Max and follow the correct procedure.
— EFFSC UP Branch (@EFFSCUP) August 30, 2016
The Facebook post detailed Menziwa’s hates about white people. The post then went on and threatened to inflict armed acts of violence on “whites” with a bazooka or AK47. Menziwa’s post attempted to highlight the difference between “whites” and “white people” and also referred to white people as “demon possed (sic) humans”. The post received significant attention on social media and the SRC received numerous complaints as a result of the post. The post has since been removed from Menziwa’s Facebook page.
According to the SRC Facebook statement, Menziwa has accepted the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings and is aware of his right to appeal the decision.