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Mixed reactions from Wits students on Dlamini removal

Some students at the university feel that the SRC president’s punishment was too harsh.

A screengrab showing controversial Wits SRC president, Mcebo Dlamini.

JOHANNESBURG - There has been mixed reaction from students at Wits University to the removal of its student representative council president Mcebo Dlamini.

He has come under fire for his comments on Facebook declaring his admiration of Adolf Hitler's organisational skills.

Yesterday, the university's Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, confirmed the Student Representative Council (SRC) president would be removed from office.

Dlamini says he will not vacate his position because he was elected by students and not the vice chancellor.

WATCH: Wits students react to Mcebo Dlamini's suspension.

Some students at the university feel that the SRC president's punishment is harsh.

One student said, "We are saying f*$# you to Habib and we don't give a f#@! He must come and account to tell us why he did that."

Another said, "I feel based on the way the world is going now there is a lot of free speech, so you are free to say what you want."

And another student said, "I support the SRC president."

Others say Dlamini's removal was a long time coming.

"There's a difference between freedom of speech and being offensive."

Habib has referred Dlamini's Hitler comments to the Wits legal office where he could face a second disciplinary hearing.

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