Holocaust and effect: ineptitude, not evil, made Dr Lushaba say that
This isn’t about a rabid genocide denier but just a guy who hadn’t bothered to read through his lecture notes
When news broke that UCT politics lecturer Lwazi Lushaba had said “Hitler committed no crime”, the reaction ranged from outraged to approving. Which is inevitable when people are confronted with gibberish.
Dr Lushaba, most famous for physically stamping on a ballot box after an internal UCT election went against the candidate he was backing, was delivering an online lecture to his students when he made the startling remark and triggered the current controversy.
It was, however, part of a larger point he was groping ineptly towards. After he absolved Hitler, he went on. And this was where things got terribly confused and reactions on social media began to diverge wildly, as each camp focused on one of two sentences. ..