A Facebook status update written by UCT’s black SRC vice-president Zizipho Pae has sparked massive uproar on social media and the student community in Cape Town.
Many interpreted Pae’s status as being related to the US Supreme Court ruling last week requiring states to allow same-sex marriages.
”We are institutionalising and normalising sin! Sin. May God have mercy on us,” Pae wrote.
Her statement came two days after the US court’s decision which effectively legalised same-sex marriage in all 50 states in the country.
Pae’s comment has left the mostly white lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community seething.