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UCT probes allegations of sexual assault against 2 SRC members

One of the men allegedly raped a female student, while the other sexually harassed her.

FILE: The University of Cape Town. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The University of Cape Town (UCT) is investigating allegations of sexual assault against two Student Representative Council (SRC) members.

Earlier this week, the SRC issued a statement on Facebook naming the two male members, saying they have been suspended from the council.

One of the men allegedly raped a female student, while the other sexually harassed her.

It's still unclear whether the victim has opened a case with police.

UCT's Elijah Moholola said, “We are highly concerned and take seriously these alleged incidents. UCT services are available to offer support to the students involved in or affected by these incidents.”

Moholola says the university is also concerned over the naming of the alleged perpetrators while their investigation is pending.

“We are also concerned over the naming of alleged perpetrators as this is not within both the legal and internal parameters. The university urges anyone with information about the allegations to report them to the campus protection services.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)