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Rhodes Must Fall: University of Cape Town students protesting against Cecil Rhodes statue on campus

University of Cape Town to remove Cecil Rhodes statue following student protests

South Africa’s University of Cape Town decided on Wednesday to remove a contentious statue of British imperialist Cecil John Rhodes which has triggered protests from students over the past month.

#RhodesMustFall: A student wears a sticker calling for the removal of a statue of Cecil John Rhodes from the campus of the University of Cape Town March 20, 2015.

University of Cape Town boards up statue of Cecil Rhodes

A colonial-era statue of Cecil Rhodes on a South African university campus has been boarded up after student protesters demanded its removal.

A student passes the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town. Last week, students threw a bucket of excrement over the statue. Photograph: Schalk van Zuydam/AP

Race and South Africa: The size of an apartheid leader's statue tells you everything you need to know

What is the significance of a former statesman’s statue? This a question that has been doing the rounds in Cape Town in the last couple of weeks.