Who is Rhodes? what did he do to people of color? why should he fall? Why does UCT glorifies him?
These are the questions I had when the #RhodesMustFall campaign was starting. It evoked a lot of anger and misunderstanding to many people and that spiked interesting conversation about colonisation, white priviledge and the black pain in South Africa. It was a perfect knowledge I needed as I am still reflecting on the "The born free generation" project. Instead of jumping with my camera to the debate, I engaged and participated in the debate. I have asked few black students about their opinions on #RhodesMustFall, and I failed to understand their response that as a black student at the University of Cape Town, I should feel proud to be in the institute as If I was not meant to be there. Students started camping at the bremner building(administraction house of UCT) which later changed to Azania house. Azania house is the house of liberation. Students were engaging deeply as to how they could transform the institute and our communities for four weeks till the fall of the statue of Cecil John Rhodes.