Statue of Cecil John Rhodes at Memorial Site in Cape Town Defaced

Source: Twitter @OkayAfrica

On Wednesday the South African National Parks (SANParks) released a statement confirming that the statue of English colonialist Cecil John Rhodes at the Rhodes Memorial site in Cape Town had been defaced.

Rey Thakhuli, Acting Head of Communications at SANParks said, “The head of the statue was cut from the bust with what seems to be an angle grinder somewhere between Sunday night or the early hours of Monday morning,”

The defaced statue was discovered on Monday, 13 July by a Table Mountain National Park senior section ranger during their patrols.

SANParks says that a case of vandalism has been opened at the Rondebosch police station for further investigation.