Zimbabweans Threaten to Dig up the Grave of Cecil Rhodes

Peta Thornycroft, Telegraph, March 24, 2015

The grave of Cecil Rhodes in Zimbabwe could be dug up after anti-colonial protests.

Rhodes is buried at a site he chose, known as World’s View, in the Matopos Hills, half-an-hour’s drive south of Zimbabwe’s second city Bulawayo. His grave is a major tourist attraction in one of the poorest parts of Zimbabwe.

But some of President Robert Mugabe’s supporters said they would dig up the grave in solidarity with protests in South Africa calling for the removal of Rhodes’s statue from Cape Town University.

“We strongly support what is happening in South Africa. We cannot stand seeing whites coming from abroad every day to honour and conduct rituals before their ancestor who is buried on our own land,” said Zweli Malinga, an official with the ruling Zanu PF party in Bulawayo.

Three years ago, Mr Mugabe blocked war veterans from disinterring Rhodes and sending his bones back to England, arguing that the grave was an important reminder of history. Rhodes, originally from Hertfordshire, made a fortune mining diamonds in South Africa before moving north to establish Rhodesia.

Ramabina Mahapa, a student leader at Cape Town University, said its bronze statue of Rhodes was offensive to black students. “Whose heritage are we preserving?” he asked.

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  • phorning

    What are the chances Prime Minister Cameron will make any effort to intervene? The grave is an important reminder of history, it is a reminder of what kind of country Rhodesia was compared to what Zimbabwe is now.

    • Oil Can Harry

      How are these primitives any different than America’s black and Hispanic population who insist on renaming schools and streets that carry the names of “dead white men”?

      • I think this is a useful practice to allow them. Once a school has been renamed the “Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez Career Exploration and Heavily Far-Out Yet Funky Success Academy”, humans know instantly not to send their children there.

        • MikeofAges

          Their dictum is “Think Globally, Act Locally,” which really means, follow the local action directives of the Central Committee. My dictum is, “Think Locally, Act Globally,” which roughly means, whatever the bastards are doing in your neighborhood, they’re probably doing everywhere.

          I remember when a short street in San Francisco, Army Street, was renamed Cesar Chavez Street. If they thought Chavez was so great, and maybe he was, why didn’t they rename Mission Street after him? Cesar Chavez-Mission St. Some serious homage to history and heritage. One thing I know is that, globally, whatever else you can say about them, these people just have no class and touch. It shows in their ugly art too.

        • Gunter Mabuse

          “Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez.” Alias, the Rat.

    • At least the Bongonians had the courtesy to rename the place before they wrecked it.

  • TruthBeTold

    If they do I would hope they film the event and what follows. I suspect they will show no respect and I can see the event quickly escalating into an orgy of desecration and hate.

    • Oil Can Harry

      The only reason Mugabe stopped them is because Rhodes’ tomb attracts tourists and brings badly needed revenue into that hellhole.

      • George Moriarty

        I also understand that in the early days of Mugabe’s rule he did not want to lose all the support he was getting from the (deluded) white world and that is why that monument was not destroyed some 35 years ago.

      • Fathercoughlin

        And he maybe doesn’t want to set a precedent.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “We strongly support what is happening in South Africa. We cannot stand seeing whites…”

    I cut the speaker’s quote right after he shared his true intentions. The rest of the quote was just filler to mask the author’s true intent and animosity. Wake up, white people, because blacks almost always elect the black politician who evidences the most animosity toward whites.

    • IstvanIN

      Like Obama? David Dinkins? Marion Barry?

  • Cecil Rhodes won’t care.

    • propagandaoftruth

      The Chinese will take the place of Europeans eventually and when enough congoid genetics drift into China and the resources run dry, that will be one fine day for China and Africa.

      Cecil should never have cared, but hindsight 20/20, eh?

  • George Moriarty

    There is an even greater memorial to Cecil Rhodes, it is called the Rhodes Scholarship Trust. In the rarefied world of academia the term Rhodes Scholar is one of the ultimate marks of distinction and achievement. I have yet to hear of any complaints about this scholarship trust or it’s name, strange.

    • Race Heretic

      I have. There are people who want it to be renamed.

    • MikeofAges

      Don’t be bowled over by this crap. I personally knew one Rhodes Scholar. Used to talk to him on the street, after he came back from Oxford. You don’t have to be dark and dumb to be subject to imperialism, or a Marxist to know it. Do not submit to the internal imperialism of these people. Now, the guy I knew did not want to to play the game. He worked as an international journalist based covering the former East Bloc for most of his career, and never sought any particular dominion over other people.

      I don’t think Rhodes deserves any great accolades. The Race for Africa led straight to World War I and the mortal wounding of Western civilization. Africa, with the example of the American experience in the background, should have been approached with great caution and some prearranged unity of purpose among the European powers.

      Today, the Chinese and the Indians are penetrating Africa at an accelerating rate. Whites and black have never gotten along that well, and there is some particular animosity blacks have toward whites. Even after 400 years together in America, the best you can say is that some blacks and some whites get along decently.

      Let the Chinese and the Indians manage it. If we need anything Africa has, pay top dollar for it and get out. If we have any obligation, at the most it is to try to make sure the people who actually live there get a fair share of the proceeds of their land.

      • George Moriarty

        Hello Mike of Ages; I do find your comment rather strange on a site like Amren. One of the many aims of this web site is to expose and hopefully raise awarness about the world wide hatred that exists towards the white race. The desecration of Rhode’s tomb will be a very symbolic show of Africa’s contempt towards us.

        Yes, way back in 1900 there were a lot of people who thought Rhodes should have been shot, and today the folly of white settlement in Africa is accepted for what it was, a folly. Yes, send Rhode’s remains back to England by all means but this should the beginning of a new way of thinking at the UN. That is the right of sanctuary in the West for all whites who will eventually have to leave Africa, AND, encouragement for repatriation of ALL ethnic Africans living in the West to return to their ancestral homeland.

        The other point I was trying to make was the absolute hypocrisy and double standards for left wing academics to willingly and happily accept all the benefits of a “Rhodes” scholarship.

        • MikeofAges

          You’re absolutely right about one thing. All whites in the Third World or any non-white country should have the right of return. In fact, the right of return should be a human right. I can think of multiple reasons why the political left worldwide would not want this to be an issue. One, Israel. Two, embracing the idea that whites worldwide should have the right to return to designated white countries forces them to acknowledge that there are white homelands. Three, allowing whites in Third World countries to return to white homeland constitutes an admission that there is something amiss with conditions within Third World countries which makes them undesirable places to live. Fourth, non-whites within white countries already have the right of return. Or the right to stay if they wish. Even African Americans have the right to return to Africa, although very few do. For a final thing, having whites return from Third World countries could be a factor in promoting white identity and the idea that certain lands are and should be recognized as white homelands.

  • Ed

    I think this is fine they want to get on without whites, whites need to oblige them and stop rendering aid, sending medicine etc. Let them fend for themselves.

    • dukem1

      1000 up-votes

  • Dave West

    Do what ever you want Africans, Cecil will have the last laugh anyways.

    Let me know when this magically transforms Zimbabwe back into the bread basket of Africa, I don’t plan on holding my breath for this one.

  • Chip Carver

    If anyone’s grave should be dug up, it should be someone like one of Mandela’s main handlers Joe Slovo. He and his ilk targeted South Africa for its resources. In the end, it was always about money.


  • superlloyd

    I hope they won’t fight over his bones as they do with the last chicken bone. However, nothing is too low for these black savages.

  • De Doc

    Cripes! Even the dead White Euros are not safe in Africa.

  • Reynardine

    Truly, they’ll keep on blaming us for their ills, even after we’re long gone.

  • Jason Lewis

    Why not? Iconoclasm is in full force here in the U.S. as well.

  • phillyguy

    in 100 years they will be pulling down George Washington statue on Wall Street.

    • IstvanIN

      100? Not that far off, in my grandson’s life time I would bet.

    • Petronius

      You know the end is near when they begin destroying the tombs of our ancestors.

    • Irish

      They took the founder of are Nation’s name off of a school in New Orleans back in the 1980’s..The school board found that as a slave holder he was a bad role model..

      • I think George Washington married a widow who already owned them.

        • Irish

          Your thinking of Jefferson. Both he & Washington inherited slaves from their Fathers. Jefferson’s land & slave hold increased expediently when he married.. Also where he acquired the Hemmings..

    • Look what ISIS is doing to old monuments. Only the Pyramids are safe, unless they nuke them.

  • Deacon Blue

    “[.]… in one of the poorest parts of Zimbabwe.”

    Anyone else see the irony in that?

    • Lygeia

      What part of Zimbabwe isn’t poor?

  • JackKrak

    Do I hear someone suggesting that people from one continent have NO BUSINESS being on another????

  • Katherine McChesney

    Rhodes Scholars are part of his New World Odor program.

  • Such are the outcomes of meddling in the affairs of other nations. Rhodesia was delivered to the tender mercies of the Communists, who subsequently plunged the nation into poverty and famine, because of the interference from the U.S. and the U.K. . Their meddling made things much, much worse for Rhodesia, not better.

    Maybe the U.S. and the U.K. should just butt the hell out this time around.

  • InAFreeCountry

    “We cannot stand seeing whites coming from abroad every day to honour and
    conduct rituals before their ancestor who is buried on our own land.”

    But they sure do love that White money coming in.

  • MikeofAges

    Whites in South Africa should have the right of return to inarguably white homelands. There are forces in the world which believe that South Africa inherently is Black African land. In the long arc of history, these forces, whether they are ill-motivated, unrealistic in their reasoning or outright malignant, are likely to prevail. Some say they have already. Right now, white South Africans frequently are denied the right to settle in Europe, the British Isles, North America and Oceania. Only Eastern Europe will take them, as incongrous as that is considering they largely are of British and Dutch descent. White Africans in general largely are denied political asylum even when their lives are endangered by political violence. Even when family members and neighbors already have been murdered.

    I said, the right of return ought to be a human right. No one is denied this right except white Europeans. Among people of non-European descent living in the West, some cannot return to their countries because of the risk they would face. Others would not want to for economic reason. But all have the right, either de facto or de jure. Except whites, of course. Whites have limited rights of return, and no general right of return to white homelands.

  • watling

    Somewhat OT – the reburial of Richard III took place this week in Leicester, which has been described as the most multicultural city in the UK, on account of half the population being from the Indian sub-continent. Yet, looking at photos from the event I couldn’t see any non-white faces either among the vast crowds lining the streets or among those waiting to file past his coffin.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Hasn’t Zimbabwe become the first totally cashless nation? All economic transactions are now electronic.

    • The standard size currency was getting too small to print all those zeroes.