‘Poo Protest’ Topples British Imperialist in South Africa

Lawrence Bartlett, Yahoo! News, March 29, 2015

A bucketload of human excrement flung at a statue has toppled a symbol of British imperialism in South Africa, marking the emergence of a new generation of black protest against white oppression.

The senate of the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Friday bowed to student demands that a brooding bronze statue of colonialist Cecil John Rhodes should be removed from the campus.

UCT, the oldest university in South Africa and regularly ranked as the best on the continent, was built on land donated by Rhodes, a mining magnate who died in 1902.

Many of the students involved in the protests never lived under the injustices of white minority rule, but say they still experience racial discrimination 21 years after the end of apartheid.

The large statue of a notoriously racist Rhodes gazing across an Africa that he coveted for the British empire made them feel alienated on a campus still dominated by white staff, they said.

The “poo protest” was launched by a small group of students earlier this month, sparking a series of demonstrations demanding that the statue be torn down.

On Friday, the university senate voted 181 to one to remove the statue permanently from the campus, after vice-chancellor Max Price acknowledged “the many injustices of colonial conquest enacted under Rhodes’ watch”.

While the university council still has to endorse the move at a special meeting on April 8, the statue will be boarded up until it is handed over to government heritage authorities, university spokeswoman Pat Lucas said.


But the disappearance of Rhodes is unlikely to end the debate on racial transformation launched by the protest, which gave rise to similar demands for change at two other universities.

In the east coast city of Durban, students at the University of KwaZulu Natal splattered white paint and anti-racism slogans on a statue of Britain’s King George V.

And at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape, activists want the institution to be renamed.


One white letter writer probably spoke for many when he suggested in the Cape Times that the student who threw the excrement at Rhodes should leave UCT and attend a university established by “his own ancestors”.

But students have dismissed the argument that Rhodes should be honoured for donating land for the campus, saying he stole it from black Africans in the first place.

The discontent goes beyond symbols to cover admission policies and the racial make-up of the teaching staff.

Eusebius McKaiser, an author and commentator who attended Rhodes University and won a prestigious international Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, summed it up in an opinion piece in the New York Times.

“South African universities remain a testament to the country’s colonial heritage in terms of what they teach, who does the teaching, and the morally odious symbols that haunt our campuses or lurk in their very names.

“At Rhodes, 83 percent of senior management staff remain white and 77 percent of ‘professionally qualified staff,’ a category that includes academic teaching staff, are white,” he said.


Whites make up about eight percent of South Africa’s population of some 54 million.

McKaiser, who is of mixed race, defended the fact that he accepted a Rhodes scholarship, telling a radio interviewer that in moral terms the colonialist’s money belonged to “the millions of black South Africans whose rights were trampled on”.

He took the scholarship to Oxford “so that I could come back and show the middle finger to his legacy,” McKaiser said.


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  • superlloyd

    Poo flinging the only great African tradition. The fact is the white man created all education for the backward bantu and this is how the dimwits express their gratitude. Let them find their own level at the very bottom which is what happens without human intervention. Parasites and savages.

    • Irishgirl

      There is a logistical issue here as well – in order to have a “bucketload” of excrement they had to collect said excrement, presumably from multiple people or over a period of time. The sheer depravity of it all astounds me.

    • TruthBeTold

      While the university council still has to endorse the move at a special
      meeting on April 8, the statue will be boarded up until it is handed
      over to government heritage authorities, university spokeswoman Pat
      Lucas said.

      The statue is what was holding them back. Now that it’s going to be removed, Africans are going to surpass everything Whites have ever done.

    • Dave West

      Maybe they’d like Cecil Rhodes better if he was a corrupt black dictator who took everything for himself, enslaved 100,000 black Africans and massacred 1 million more; while tanking the economy as a whole. It would also be a bonus if he railed about Europe’s “evil” colonial past.

      • Irishgirl

        The really sick thing is they probably would.

    • TruthBeTold

      Go to youtube and search:


      • John Smith

        You can also watch the VICE Liberia special and see them doing the same thing on the beaches of Monrovia right in the open.

      • thomasdosborneii

        It’s just so disgusting.

      • carriewhite64

        I can’t ever unsee that. That beach is beyond disgusting. I love at the beginning when the narrator says that the situation may affect tourism, while the camera pans over an acre of open-area toilet.

    • NoMosqueHere

      It’s very common behavior among chimpanzees as well.

    • ElComadreja

      It’s exactly what aggravated chimpanzees do.

  • TruthBeTold

    Why does this remind me of monkeys throwing feces?

    • listenupbub

      Because it is a monkey throwing feces?

    • Dave West

      At least monkeys don’t cost the government any money or attack random whites for no reason!

    • A Freespeechzone

      I was at the zoo once and saw that……

      • TruthBeTold

        Some zoos and animal preserves come with a warning:

    • MooTieFighter

      because it’s monkeys throwing feces.

  • indoctrination_FAIL

    The jokes just write themselves…

    • Chip Carver

      I knew the second I saw the title of this one that lots of us would remember trips to the zoo as children, and later trips to the zoo when our own kids laughed at the chimps and monkeys doing the same thing years later. Africans never change.

      • InAFreeCountry

        There’s something magical about a child describing his first trip to the zoo. The monkey crapping into his own hand and throwing it is invariably the highlight. The kid thinks that he’s the first one to ever see that.

    • evilsandmich

      Well its nice to be trolled by AmRen for once 😉

    • TruthBeTold

      Such as:

      • Guest

        Please tell me you can get this on a t-shirt somewhere.

        • TruthBeTold

          Google: viva la evolucion

          It will come up through google images. I’m sure one of the photos will link to a t-shirt for sale.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    They threw excrement around?? Isn’t this what monkeys do? Or maybe monkeys generally behave better than that. Maybe they used some of their continent’s famous “flying toilets.”

    Malicious or irresponsible spreading of bodily waste is what I think civilized people would call this.

    I wonder what kind of excrement the MSM would throw if whites (unthinkable as it may be) reserved this same treatment for a statue of the beloved Michael King.

    • George Moriarty

      I will have to invent a new term for all of these goings on, let me think; does “rejoice in selective multiculturalism and diversity” fit the bill?
      But in answer to your question about tossing excrement at an MLK statue, yes it could happen but would most likely be a false flag exercise (done by blacks) so that your president could then verbally crucify whites as a result.

    • Michael Whalen

      Explain “flying toilet”. Is there an inside joke here? I’ve never seen that term before.
      Mike W.

      • George Moriarty

        In parts of Africa excrement is placed in plastic bags and simply tossed away.
        A little bit similar to the contents of chamber pots being tossed out of the window in medieval Europe.

    • H. Mueller

      It would be classified as a heinous hate crime. It would be on the “news” for weeks.

  • Jason Lewis

    “UCT, the oldest university in South Africa and regularly ranked as the best on the continent” Not really saying much. Just saying.

    • George Moriarty

      But, once upon a time back in a more realistic world White South African universities were equal to the best in the world. I am sure that even today both your country and mine have many respected SA educated doctors and other professional people.

      • Jason Lewis

        Before diversity made it better!

      • Guest

        The first successful heart transplant was in S. Africa, if I recall correctly.

    • TruthBeTold

      There are still a lot of Whites there so they keep the ranking up there. Give if a few years until blacks reach ‘critical mass’ and then your comment will be even more telling.

    • Perpetual Guest

      The first successful heart transplant took place in S. Africa, if I recall correctly … very long time ago…

  • MekongDelta69

    BLACKS – Destroying every great thing handed to them for hundreds of years because they’ve never had an IQ high enough to produce anything worthwhile on their own.

    • George Moriarty

      Yes, there are broadly speaking only 2 groups of privileged Blacks on this planet, those in South Africa and the descendants of slaves in the USA. Both groups have one thing in common, they have shared in or inherited a great and prosperous society that was created by white enterprise. What other thing do they have in common? They just want to destroy the society that has given them everything all in the name of equality or getting a larger share.

  • Susannah

    Without all of those hated Whites, there never would have been a university built there in the first place, and these ridiculous ingrates would still be living in primitive squalor. Their gracious “thank you” sure makes it all worthwhile.

    • thomasdosborneii

      When people are handed things, they don’t appreciate the value of the gift.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “A bucketload of human excrement flung at a statue has toppled a symbol of British imperialism in South Africa”

    Fitting since Africa was like excrement before European imperialism, then achieved it’s high water mark under European imperialism, and is now receding back to it’s natural excrement-like state. The only thing that keeps Africa from fully returning to that state is all the international aid and medicine which comes overwhelmingly from white nations.

  • Whites are 8 percent of SA’s population? I just got a picture of what Hell must be like. The approximately 4 million whites need to leave before the “final solution” becomes better organized by the poo flingers.

    This incident makes it very clear that whites in SA are a convenient whipping boy for black dysfunction. The same is true in the US, of course. Worldwide, blacks are chomping at the bit to cure cancer, fly to Mars, and solve all our other problems, but we whites keep oppressing them. Let them have SA to themselves. When they come begging the white man to come back, give them the finger.

    • LHathaway

      I believe the White SA population was 6 million less than 30 years ago. Revisionists have already begun listing the population in History books as 4 million, the same number there are now.

    • ElComadreja

      The blacks have been murdering them at an alarming rate while the western media refuses to report on it.

  • Dave West

    This was posted in Yahoo News?

    Animal Planet or Nat Geo Wild sound more fitting!

  • listenupbub

    It is time to make a new racist name for Africans that has something to do with flinging poo.

    • Speedy Steve

      poo fliggers

      • Germanicus

        Did you mean, “poo flingers” or poo fingers? I think the latter one could become the title of a post-White era James Bond movie.

        • John Smith

          “poo fl-IGGERS” could combine this term with a better known terminology for negroes.

      • NoMosqueHere

        Just a bunch of fliggers..

  • Alexandra1973

    Cecil Rhodes was another NWO promoter. So–meh.

    • Germanicus

      Bingo. His long arm through the decades created much of this mess. I have had it with the tales of the rich & the guilty trying to expiate their sins. We get only the tails, much of the ascribed guilt, and very little of the rich.

  • LackawannaErie

    Are we close to a mass exodus of whites from SA?

    • newscomments70

      75% want to leave. It’s not that easy to leave. The exit tax is huge and liberal white countries are only taking blacks as refugees. It’s almost impossible for a white male to go to college in South Africa and and even more difficult for him to find a job. Countries like Australia will only accept white males if they have a college education with experience or a trade. The game is made for them to lose…on both sides.

      • pcmustgo

        Can whites safely “walk outside” in South Africa? Stroll around the city?

        • newscomments70

          I have never been, but the photos of homes surrounded by high walls and razor wire are a fairly good indication that they cannot. I once read an article about SA. There was a caption of two white South African boys, testing a remote control car on the sidewalk. The caption read something like, “This is a rare sight nowadays, and they are taking a great risk”.

        • thomasdosborneii

          Apparently in Johannesburg, they are afraid to stop at the stop lights due to the prevalence of car-jacking.

      • evilsandmich

        Guessing the other 25% are either suicidal or delusional souls who will go down with the ship in an effort to right it.

        Still I don’t get it too much. If you want to leave and never come back (which might be the hard part) many western immigration systems can be gamed to death, and some Chinese money laundering lessons would help with that exit tax. The fact that they don’t leave means that they’re still trying to play a fair poker game while their opponents sift through the deck to take what cards they want..

        • The Dude

          “Guessing the other 25% are either suicidal or delusional souls…”

          They’re suicidal alright. Check this white South African who has five children, and yet he decided to move with his family to a poor, crime-ridden black neighborhood because “inequality”. I don’t care about him, but the way he put his children in harm’s way is disgusting.


          • John Smith

            Liberal white American parents often do the same with their children and their desire to expose their children to DIE-verse neighborhoods.

          • H. Mueller

            Charles Darwin spoke of this.

      • George Moriarty

        A few days ago I was talking to an elderly SA couple at a local train station, they were just on their way “home” to visit relatives who still live there. (South Africa) In the short time we were able to speak to each other they said how they “got out” some 40 years ago but they still regard it as home and a truly beautiful country. They told me how bad things are there, no jobs, no pensions, no welfare benefits. All the young people do try and leave as soon as they qualify in a trade or profession.
        If any reader has time, just look at Google News South Africa, this once great nation has descended into chaos, everything from a failed electricity grid to corruption and crime everywhere.
        Now back to the statue of Rhodes, the next statue to be targeted will be that of Paul Kruger. It appears that the younger generation feel that if they can obliterate the white past is will solve all their present (black) problems.

  • je suis paganisme

    At a southern college (Ole Miss), a young man hung a noose around a statue of James Meredith.

    He is facing 11 years of prison.

    Surely, flinging poo at a statue would merit the same penalty?

    Or, are some statues more equal than others?

    • John Smith

      What a crock….

    • Robert Smith

      Hanging a noose around a statue doesn’t even qualify as vandalism. It would be considered in the realm of free speech if a liberal or minority had done it.

  • Race Heretic

    The first word in Rhodesian is Rhodes – that’s a name that everybody knows. It may be as Rhodesian as a flag of white and green, but the last word in Rhodesian is Ian.

  • LHathaway

    “they still experience racial discrimination 21 years after the end of apartheid”.

    Whites somewhere on this Earth are still alive.

    • evilsandmich

      Racial discrimination is disliking someone for using poop as a counterpoint in a debate.


    Flinging human excrement? Ha! This is just too funny. Do black people wake up with the overwhelming desire to prove every single stereotype concerning them, no matter how crude, to be absolutely 100% true or what? I mean come on black people, flinging “poo”? Really? You guys are making this just too easy.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Did the bucket belong to Winnie “the poo” Mendela?

  • Perpetual Guest

    I’m surprised the article’s editor let the first paragraph run as written. Too funny.

    • The Dude

      I wouldn’t usually expect this from a Yahoo! reporter, but I sense a bit of sarcasm from the author of that paragraph. Too blunt to be read without cracking a smile. I’m glad the editors left it.

  • Stogumber

    Cecil Rhodes has been the most outspoken protagonist of British aggressive imperialism. As Steve Sailer says: Invade the world – invite the world. You can’t have the one without the other. So the smart way would be to defend neither Rhodes nor imperialism.

    • John Smith

      Exactly my thinking – Britain today wouldn’t have the same immigration problems if they hadn’t colonized third world savages to begin with. They should’ve done an 18th and 19th C. version of the modern Chinese and just dealt with local govt. under favorable exclusive trading terms.

      • Awakened Saxon

        John Smit: Britain today wouldn’t have the same immigration problems if they hadn’t colonized third world savages to begin with.

        What overseas empires are to blame for Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, and Greece being filled with Third World savages?

        • John Smith

          The ones who let the natives know how good they’d have it in the white man’s homelands to begin with, like the British and French?

          • Awakened Saxon

            There were almost no non-whites in Britain during the imperial days. The non-whites came to Britain with the disintegration of the empire.

          • John Smith

            Exactly. Those who let their Empires slip away were the same spineless ninnies
            who let the detritus of such into their former ruler’s home countries. It didn’t take them long to metastasize to the rest of the continent from there and France.

    • Awakened Saxon

      Britain had an empire for hundreds of years before it invited the world, so I submit that you can have one without the other. It was the treasonous policies of the victors of WWII that brought the world to Britain. Those same people were against imperialism.

  • De Doc

    There is an allegory in this tale. Rhodes and his predecessors took a land of feces and transformed it into SA, the gem of the Dark Continent. And now the natives of that same land are demanding its rightful return to shyte.

  • The Dude

    British imperialism was the best thing that ever happened to you, you filthy ingrates!

  • The Dude

    Comments on the original article are refreshingly realistic and straightforward.

  • Oh Dear

    Go ahead. Let them tear the statue down. Let’em tear the university down. When the university mirrors the 92% black majority, the “top university on the continent” will tumble.

    • John Smith

      Education is a “racist” construct of the white man, so they should burn down all schools.

  • Oh Dear

    The zoo violence will be picking up this spring. Google ‘zoo violence’ and St Louis & Wash DC indeed come up. Violent animals indeed!

  • John Smith

    They act just like monkeys at a zoo, except I’ve never had one of them try to rob me.

  • KenelmDigby

    Pure stupidity.

    Don’t the protestors realise that someone – a black person – has to clean up that excrement, or least ways other blacks will have to put up with the excrement.

  • Robert Smith

    “Many of the students involved in the protests never lived under the injustices of white minority rule, but say they still experience racial discrimination 21 years after the end of apartheid.” So, people with good tastes still discriminate based on race. I can’t imagine why.

  • Light from the East

    The story happens again and again in South Africa:

    1. Violent and barbaric behaviors of blacks people are shown everyday.

    2. White people is the minority in SA but comprises way more than half of professional occupation in organizations or corporations. This is an obvious open secret, nothing new: white average IQ > black average IQ.

    3. Mixed people like to live in the environment white people created but always stands for blacks and incite hatred toward whites. They represent a typical hypocritical syndrome: hate whites but can’t live without whites.

    4. Whites wish to educate blacks or mulatto people to help them make their surroundings better but they always make use of it to slam white people’s faces but libertards love that.

  • H. Mueller

    Many years ago, our 4th or so grade class went to a zoo. I was astounded at these monkeys that I saw throwing feces around. I wondered why anything would do such a thing.

  • MooTieFighter

    This is exactly what primates do.

  • ElComadreja

    They must have dismantled a Jenkum lab for the material.

  • Jared van Niekerk

    William Jefferson Clinton.

    A Rhodes scholar…his studies paid for by a dead British racist. Go figure.

  • Realist

    “Black activists flung excrement …….”

    Don’t monkeys in the zoo do that?

  • I can’t remember the quote I once read somewhere, but it was something like ‘you can’t teach an elephant algebra’. In the same terms, there just seems no point trying to understand blacks and liberals.

    Everybody knows, or ought to know, that they did not have “land stolen” from them – and that apartheid was put in place not to discriminate against blacks, but to protect whites and to keep order as a minority surrounded by dysfunctional blacks.

    However, I am not really here to defend Rhodes, British imperialism, colonialism, or apartheid – which I think is an experiment that should never be repeated as it can only come to be a disaster when two such distinct peoples share a territory.

    The problem with blacks is that they seem to have an inferiority complex and they must hate the fact that the white man could muster a first world civilisation in a short space of time, something that they had never achieved until the arrival of Caucasians and something that they have never, up to present, sustained anywhere on Earth.

    There is no reasoning with these people. There is no logic. There is no attempt at taking another perspective. It is like teaching an elephant algebra.

    Let them pull it own down, let them tell themselves they are only the way they are because of “injustice” – and we shall soon see what results, because the same results can be seen anywhere that these people go.

    But sadly, their failures will still be our fault and our nations will still be filled up with the failed rejects of that blighted continent because they are unable to even run a tap properly. It must be so humiliating for them.

    The saddest part is that whites around the world have become so under-the-thumb and so hateful of their own race that these blacks can do these things and nobody seems to care. In fact, I bet many would agree with the “poo protest”.

    Although it is never going to happen, it would really be nice for a strong white broom to come along and masterfully sweep away all of this hubris and liberal debris going on in the world and proudly put these people back into their box. We have grown weak and they are now showing what happens. Rhodes’ generation knew this at least.

  • Augustus3709

    Very sad. The same thing happens in the USA with Mestizos who invade land where their ancestors never lived, in order to steal cities that they didn’t build.

  • Americaweeps

    Flinging poo seems to be a common trait among primates.

  • Americaweeps

    “Since the dawn of history the Negro has owned the continent of Africa rich
    beyond the poet’s fancy, crunching acres of diamonds beneath his bare black
    feet. Yet he never picked one up from the dust until a White man showed him its
    light. His land swarmed with powerful and docile animals, yet he never built a
    harness, cart or sled.

    A hunter by necessity, he never made an axe, spear
    or arrowhead worth preserving beyond the moment of its use. He lived as an ox,
    content to graze for an hour. In a land of stone and timber, he never carved a
    block, sawed a foot of lumber or built a house save of broken sticks and

    With league on league of ocean strand and miles of inland seas, for
    4,000 years he watched their surface ripple under the wind, heard the thunder of
    the surf on his beach, the howl of the storm over his head, gazed on the dim
    blue horizons calling him to worlds that lie beyond, and yet he never dreamed of
    a sail.”

    – T. Dixon

  • Americaweeps

    Diversity is our strength?

  • adplatt126

    That I absolutely despise Cecil Rhodes and his campaigns against the Orange Free State means I have mixed feelings.

  • Max

    Coming soon to a university near you…

  • Brady

    It appears that the statue wasn’t even of Rhodes at all; From today’s issue of Cape Times”:

    “UCT student Chumani Maxwele, the poo protester who started the Rhodes Must fall campaign, is devastated after finding out he targeted the wrong statue.

    Sharp-eyed researchers scouting for more information about Rhodes in Cape Town archives came across a musty old tome that has literally knocked the entire past few weeks of statue protests sideways.

    A long-forgotten chapter on the positioning of the statue, on the grounds Rhodes himself made available, has revealed that TWO similar statues, both sculpted by Marion Walgate, were prepared for erection the same month in 1934.

    But, as fortune would have it, the rigid wagon transporting the prone statues of Cecil John Rhodes and his close friend Leander Starr Jameson, the black sympathiser of the botched raid on Paul Kruger’s Transvaal Republic known as the Jameson Raid (December 29, 1895 to January 2, 1896), struck a rock and the two heavy bronze statues shifted.

    Jameson’s statue evidently (though not maliciously, it is noted) “elbowed” Rhodes’s, causing the famous man’s face to split between the eyes only hours before the unveiling.

    The damage was hastily reported to the authorities of the day who, to spare themselves the embarrassment of unveiling a statue with a badly cracked face to a critical audience of university dignitaries and government figures from South Africa and abroad, decided to erect only one.

    Jameson thus became Rhodes and no one was any the wiser, given that the two men were of much the same stature.

    Three weeks ago, in calling for transformation, Maxwele said: “This poo that we are throwing on the statue represents the shame of black people. By throwing it on the statue we are throwing our shame to whites’ affluence.” Yesterday, he said: “Who would have thought the colonialists could be so underhanded? Ah well, it wasn’t really poo anyway, I collected bucket loads of leftover speeches from Parliament and let them ferment in water.”

    UCT management has promised to convene an urgent meeting to look into the matter so that the rights of future poo protesters to fling faeces in the proper faces will be protected.”