CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - Thursday 9 April 2015, an engineer gazes as the statue is lifted from its base during the removal of the statue of CECIL JOHN RHODES at the University of Cape Town. Rhodes (5 July 1853 Ð 26 March 1902) was a British businessman, mining magnate, and politician in South Africa. An ardent believer in British colonialism, Rhodes was the founder of the southern African territory of Rhodesia, which was named after him in 1895. South Africa's Rhodes University is also named after Rhodes. He set up the provisions of the Rhodes Scholarship, which is funded by his estate.
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