Racist, Hypocrite & Deluded Rhodes Scholar
A South African Rhodes Must Fall leader, Ntokozo Qwabe, 24, made headlines when the group campaigned to have a statue of Cecil Rhodes removed from Oriel College. The Daily Mail notes that: Although he is a Rhodes scholar himself and received money from the Rhodes’ estate to study at Oxford, Qwabe and other activists claimed forcing ethnic minority students to walk past the statue amounted to ‘violence’. Qwabe is now again making headlines, this time because of a particular racially-charged Facebook post he made:
He began his post by sharing his ‘wonderful’ experience: LOL wow unable to stop smiling because something so black, wonderful & LIT just happened! And of course, the catalyst was a radical non-binary trans black activist – Wandile Dlamini – from the Rhodes Must Fall movement. Because trans activists have BEEN the ultimate blessers of this decolonial struggle! To cut the long story short, we are out at Obz Cafe with the said activist, and the time for the bill comes. Our waitress is a white woman. I ask the said activist what the going rate for tips/gratuity is in these shores. They look at me very reluctantly and they say ‘give me the slip, I’ll sort that out’. I give them the slip. They take a pen & slip in a note where the gratuity/tip amount is supposed to be entered. The note reads in bold: “WE WILL GIVE TIP WHEN YOU RETURN THE LAND”. The waitress comes to us with a card machine for the bill to be sorted out. She sees the note & starts shaking. She leaves us & bursts into typical white tears (like why are you crying when all we’ve done is make a kind request? lol!). Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz’s spokesperson, Sihle Ngobese, tracked down the waitress and discovered she is working to support her mother, who has cancer.
Watch Qwabe address claims that he is a hypocrite for taking Rhodes scholarship money and then demanding the Rhodes statue be removed:
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