Rhodes statue to be removed for safekeeping

09 April 2015 - 09:25 By RDM News Wire

It’s official: The statue of Cecil John Rhodes will be removed from the University of Cape Town grounds today. The UCT council last night voted in favour of removing the statue from UCT’s Upper Campus.Last night’s meeting was a special sitting called in response to a month-long series of protests by students‚ as well as the university senate’s 181-1 vote to take the statue away.

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