U. of Cape Town Will Remove Statue of Cecil Rhodes

April 9, 2015

The council of the University of Cape Town announced Wednesday that it has voted to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes from the campus. The vote followed years of criticism for keeping the statue. Rhodes donated the land on which the university is located, but he is considered by many to be a symbol of the apartheid system that denied basic human rights to black people in South Africa.


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