Cape Town - A foul stench drifted up Jammie Steps at UCT after a dozen protesting students drenched the statue of Cecil John Rhodes in human excrement.
Student Chumani Maxwele led the way as he flung the human waste on the statue, calling for the monument to be taken down.
“As black students we are disgusted by the fact that this statue still stands here today as it is a symbol of white supremacy. How we can be living in a time of transformation when this statue still stands and our hall is named after (Leander Starr) Jameson, who was a brutal lieutenant under Rhodes,” said Maxwele.
Maxwele and his followers called for transformation of the university’s infrastructure, including the renaming of campus roads and buildings.
“This poo that we are throwing on the statue represents the shame of black people. By throwing it on the statue we are throwing our shame to whites’ affluence.