( dpa ) - One of the black workers shown in a video being humiliated by white students at a South African university said he was led to believe he was taking part in a competition, the Sunday Independent reported.
David Molete said the four white students who shot the video in protest over plans to integrate black students in formerly white-only student hostels at the conservative University of the Free state, told him 10,000 rand was up for grabs in the "contest," which included consuming food, into which a student apparently urinated.
The video, which has caused outrage in South Africa, shows one of the male students appearing to urinate into a bowl of food, which the students later serve to an unwitting Molete and four female co- workers in plastic cups.
The students have denied they urinated on the food, claiming they simulated the act by squirting water from a bottle not visible in the video and that they were merely "play-acting."
Molete told the Independent his attempts to find out "who won" came to naught and that he was warned not to talk about the video, in which the workers were also given beer to drink and instructed to run a race and play rugby in a mock depiction of integration.
Police had on Friday opened an investigation of crimen injuria into the video. The university has said it is taking measures to suspend two of the students. The other two completed their studies last year.