A number of public figures have come out in support of Adam Habib.
Several figures including Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and Public Commentator Justice Malala among others want Habib reinstated as Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
They argue that he is no racist. Habib was suspended as Director of the institution after he uttered the n-word during a zoom meeting.
When called out for the use of the word, Habib said where he comes from the word can be used in context.