Rhodes and the politics of pain

Statue of Rhodes covered with tape on UCT. Since this photo was taken, the statue has been boarded up until it is removed from campus. Photo by Masixole Feni.

As our colleague Xolela Mangcu has rightly argued, the pain of the minority must count for more than the indifference of the majority. The statue should be moved, and the University of Cape Town (UCT) has erred in not addressing this issue until protesting students forced it onto the agenda.