If you've received a statement purporting to be from the Rhodes Must Fall (RMF) movement, that had been made to look like it has been sent from UCT accounts (including the SRC email account), please note: this email was not sent from a UCT account, nor has UCT endorsed the message of the mailer.
Members of the campus community may have received an email purporting to be from the Rhodes Must Fall (RMF) movement. The email is allegedly a statement from RMF and it has been made to appear that it has been sent from University of Cape Town accounts, including the Student Representative Council's email account. This is not the case. This email was not sent from any UCT account, nor has UCT endorsed the message of the mailer. We caution all recipients of this message to be aware that it was not sent by the accounts that it is alleged to have come from.
We have no evidence that the UCT account holders have been hacked or that any sensitive UCT information is at risk. We believe the email message account was simply camouflaged to appear to be a UCT account.
UCT notes that the sending of an email in this manner is contradictory to the UCT code of conduct. The university is investigating.
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