All Rhodes lead to the colonial past

Students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa are protesting the continued presence on campus of a statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes.

But as a black UCT alumnus who walked past that statue for four years, I think Rhodes should be left exactly where he is. Removing him omits an essential part of the institution’s history that has contributed to everything good, bad and ugly about it – and arguably the country too.
Siya Mnyanda