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Organisers of People of Colour Only supper claim violent backlash

The event, which was scheduled for Monday night, was called off after the university issued a statement preventing racially profiled events from taking place on its campuses.

The University of Cape Town. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG – Organiser's of a People of Colour Only supper at the University of Cape Town say they have received violent backlash after their event was cancelled.

The event, which was scheduled for Monday night, was called off after the university issued a statement preventing racially profiled events from taking place on its campuses.

Post-graduates and alumni organised the dinner as part of the institution's first Decolonial Winter School' Program.

Organiser Alex Hotz says: "It's just interesting that such a lot of fuss was kicked up about it and that there's a lot of silence around the violence that the organisers and management of the university, who are black people, have had to deal with... [There's been] a lot of racist abuse and vitriol from white people through social media."