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Student to appear before HRC over racist t-shirt slogan

Photos of an unregistered student wearing a shirt that read 'F@*$ White People' has sparked outrage.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) logo. Picture: www.sahrc.org.za

JOHANNESBURG - Wits University says an unregistered student who was photographed on campus wearing a T-shirt with racist language on it will appear before the Human Rights Commission on Wednesday.

Photos of the man wearing the shirt that said "F#%& white people" has sparked outrage on social media.

The university says he's received support from a group of students at Wits, who have sprayed similar graffiti on some of the walls at the institution.

The graffiti has since been removed.

The universities' Shirona Patel says, "We believe that there are some people within the community who would like to manipulate the current political climate and the debate around race in society, to deliberately provoke and offend others to suit their own agendas. We say we need to rise above the cheap politicking."