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Rhodes Must Fall founder and aspiring lawyer accused of ‘assaulting’ white student in law lecture

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Ntokozo Qwabe denies claim, and comments on law students’ “delusional toxic superiority complex”

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An Oxford University law graduate has hit the headlines this week as footage emerged of him “intimidating” students at a final year law lecture.

A video tweeted by an anonymous law student at the University of Cape Town, where controversial aspiring lawyer Ntokozo Qwabe studied before enrolling at Oxbridge, appears to show Qwabe disrupting a law lecture to protest against tuition fees. The tweet says former Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) student Qwabe “hits [a] phone out of [a] filming student’s hand with [a] stick”.

Qwabe — a former Rhodes scholar who notably led his elite university’s Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford movement — has been quick to defend himself against these allegations.

Reportedly addressing the accusations on his Facebook page, the 25-year-old said it’s “not true” he assaulted the student, before adding:

Although I wish I’d actually not been a good law abiding citizen & whipped the white apartheid settler colonial entitlement out of the bastard — who continued to video record us without our consent — this is not what happened as the media is reporting.

The graduate, who became a figure of controversy earlier this year when he boasted about making a waitress cry “typical white tears” when he wrote “WE WILL GIVE TIP WHEN YOU RETURN THE LAND” on his bill — also took the opportunity to address a notable law student stereotype. The Facebook post continues:

Contrary to what our delusional toxic superiority complex tells us, we are NOT special as law students!

Charming.