A colonial-era statue of Cecil Rhodes on a South African university campus has been boarded up after student protesters demanded its removal.
The statue at the University of Cape Town had been attacked as a surviving symbol of white minority rule.
The university’s vice-chancellor has backed calls to move the statue and says a final decision will be brought forward to a special meeting next week.
Student leaders have hailed a “victory” for their Rhodes Must Fall campaign.
Vice-chancellor Max Price has said the university’s senate accepted calls for the statue to be permanently removed from the campus and that it should be boarded up until a final decision was reached.