U-Adam Habib uzobuyiselwa emsebenzini

Arthur Greene

U-Adam Habib uzobuyela emsebenzini wokubanguMqondisi e-SOAS University of London, kumemezele iBhodi labaPhathiswa benyuvesi.

UHabib owake waba yiphini likaShansela we-Wits University, wenziwa ukuthi ashiye isikhundla sakhe okwesikhashana, kusalindwe uphenyo ngokusetshenziswa kwakhe kwegama elingu-N emhlanganweni nabafundi mhla ziyi-11 kuNdasa.

Kulandela umbuzo ovela kumfundi ophathelene nabafundisi abasebenzisa leli gama ekilasini, uHabib usho leli gama ngokuzwakalayo ekuphenduleni okuhlukanisiwe, wathi ngokwengxenye:

“Udaba oluthinta lokho ukuthi, yimina uqobo (kwi-N-word), umuntu owenza lezo zinsolo, bese uletha kimi, angilazi icala.”

Abafundi abebekhona emhlanganweni bavele bangenela base betshela umphathi wenyuvesi ukuthi ukusebenzisa kwakhe leli gama akwamukelekile.

Uxolisile ngecala elenziwe kodwa wazivikela ukuthi ulisebenzise ngaphakathi kwengxoxo mayelana nokuvimbela ukucwasa.

Ochungechungeni lwama-Tweets enziwe kamuva ngalolo suku, uHabib waphinda futhi waxolisa kanye nokuvikela ukusebenzisa kwakhe leli gama, wathi “udaba okukhulunywa ngalo lubalulekile.”

NgoMbasa, izifundiswa ezine ezivelele zaseNingizimu Afrika zabhala indaba zivikela umqondisi wale nyuvesi, enesihloko esithi “U-Adam Habib akabandlululi.”

UHisham Pryce-Parchment, umfundi obekhona emhlanganweni, utshele i-Scrolla.Africa ukuthi akacabangi ukuthi isinqumo esifanele sithathiwe.

“Zonke izehlakalo zokuhlukumezeka kwabaMnyama – kulokhu, igama eliqala ngo-N elisetshenziswa ngumqondisi wesikhungo sethu – seliphendulwe laba ‘ulwazi lokufunda’ kulabo, kubandakanya noHabib, abangakuqondi ukulimala okungokoqobo nokungokomfanekiso leli gama elungakwenza.”

UPryce-Parchment uyisikhulu senhlangano yezitshudeni esilwa nobandlululo kodwa uphawule ngokubona kwakhe.

Esitatimendeni esenziwe kwi-Bhodi le-SOAS ngoLwesibili, uHabib uthe uzemukele izinqumo ezenziwe ikomidi  lophenyo oluzimele.

Wengeze wathi: “Ngifuna ukuphinda ngixolise kuwo wonke umphakathi we-SOAS ngokuziphatha kwami, ngokwephula umthetho nangokulimaza, nangokuphazamiseka lokhu okukudalile.”

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