Expelled Rhodes student accused of lying, playing victim

Yolanda Dyantyi was issued a life ban from the institution after being involved in anti-rape protests in 2016.

Rhodes University. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Rhodes University has accused one of two expelled students of lying and victimising herself.

Yolanda Dyantyi was issued a life ban from the institution after being involved in anti-rape protests in 2016.

Dyantyi claims she was denied the chance to testify in the disciplinary process against her and the verdict to expel her was made in her absence.

The university's Luzuko Jacobs, however, claims Dyantyi kept missing her disciplinary hearings with no valid reasons.

“She was absent frequently, that was complained about and she participated with support by no less than four lawyers up until such time that all evidence against her had been learnt.”