The Ikeys Rugby Club are aware of an allegation of assault made on social media against one of our players.
Ms Gerda Kruger, Executive Director: Communication and Marketing Department, University of Cape Town has issued the following statement in the matter:
UCT investigates alleged incident involving Ikeys player
The University of Cape Town has been alerted to an alleged incident between a UCT Ikeys rugby player and a young female on the evening of 7 April 2014 in Potchefstroom. The female was injured during what seems to have been a fight involving a group of young people.
UCT takes this matter extremely seriously and the Vice-Chancellor of UCT, Dr Max Price, has ordered an immediate investigation. We will ensure that the entire incident is thoroughly investigated and we will not hesitate to act if any of our students have made themselves guilty of inappropriate or criminal behaviour.
We have already had discussions with the Vice-Chancellor of North-West University about the incident, and we assured him that we are investigating the matter and view the allegations in the most serious light.
UCT asks anyone with information about the incident to please contact Mr Steven Ganger from UCT’s Campus Protection Services on 021 650 2226.
UCT condemns any act of violence by a UCT student in the strongest terms.