Chumani Maxwele threw human faeces at the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town on Monday in order to eradicate the white liberal scourge he says.
“It is not about me; it is about change. We as black students do not feel at home at UCT,” he said.
Maxwele says blacks want to end the divide between black and white students at UCT since the whites who come to black protests do not “ask us back to their big mansions”.
It appears that the ultra left-wing Max Price is not the most progressive vice chancellor UCT has ever had after all.
“We want whites to be more accommodating of us, to try to understand us,” Maxwele declared.
Maxwele, a 30-year-old political science student, said he threw faeces at the statue to highlight “our shame”.
“We want white people to know how we live – we live in poo.
“I am from a very poor family; we are using portaloos. Are you happy about that? In order for me to bring evidence, I have to give Cecil John Rhodes a poo shower and whites will have to see it.”
“Whose land was it in the first place? I have no problem with the history of Rhodes but it can stay in the books or in a museum.
“I don’t want him at UCT and I don’t want to sit in a hall named after [Leander] Starr Jameson, a brutal racist.”