Zimbabwean Exposes Shocking Racism At the University

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Rufaro Chisango’s expose has since led to two male colleagues being arrested.

Rufaro tweeted the video of the abuse which included “we hate the blacks” while locked in her room at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) halls of residence on Wednesday.

NTU has since suspended the “suspected  pending inquiries, while the local police did their part in arresting them. Two 18-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of committing racially aggravated public order offences.

She told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme she “felt really shocked, isolated and uncomfortable” when she heard the “shouting outside my door”.

“It was a big impact obviously, when it happened. It shouldn’t be tolerated at all.”

Miss Chisango had reported the abuse to the university halls of residence reception on Tuesday, but the NTU was only informed on Wednesday.

She said: “It shouldn’t have [taken] such a long delay when I reported something like this.

“I just want the appropriate action to be taken.”

NTU said it was “shocked and appalled” to see the video and was investigating “as a matter of urgency”.

“We are also working with our accommodation partner to understand why the university was only alerted to this on Wednesday evening after this was reported to them in the very early hours of Tuesday.

Nottinghamshire Police said: “We treat hate crime as a priority.” – BBC/Additional Reporting

Source: News day

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