Wits condemns SRC president's 'Hitler comments'

Wits SRC President Mcebo Dlamini believes Hitler was a great leader who was able to rally people behind him.

FILE: Wits SRC President Mcebo Dlamini believes Hitler was a great leader who was able to rally people behind him. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Wits Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib has condemned Facebook posts and comments made by the university's Student Representative Council (SRC) president Mcebo Dlamini in which he expresses his admiration for German dictator Adolf Hitler.

Since his Facebook posts were made public, Dlamini has been unapologetic about his comments, despite an outcry from the South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) who are calling for him to be removed as SRC president.

Dlamini has explained that while he's not naive to the atrocities Hitler committed, he believes the dictator was a great leader who was able to rally people behind him.

Habib said the comments are racist and offensive.

"I've come out fairly strongly against it. I think it's an outrageous statement. I think it's unacceptable that the SRC president would make a statement like this."