By Staff Reporter| A Zimbabwean student at Nottingham Trent University has exposed shocking racism on a LIVE video she shot as fellow students allegedly screamed behind her door saying they hate blacks.
yoo I’m fuming, the way people in the same uni halls as me are chanting “we hate the blacks” outside my bedroom door. Words cannot describe how sad this makes me feel, in this 2018 people think this is still acceptable? pic.twitter.com/XUiYqNIWQT
— Ruu (@rufarochisango_) March 7, 2018
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 perpetrators” 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