Kenyan in and around Cape Town

Africa for the queen

Cecil John Rhodes: An ardent colonialist who dreamt of establishing so great a Power as to render wars impossible and of colonisation by British subjects of all lands where the means of livelihood are attainable by energy, labour and enterprise, and especially the occupation by British settlers of the entire Continent of Africa … why do we even have memorials of such … in Africa?!

Rhodes monument,
University of Cape Town


3 responses

  1. Interesting part of history. Nice!

    May 4, 2011 at 18:29

  2. Wangeci Gathua

    Most of the African countries were of the British Colony.They may have got their independence years back….but the minds are still colonized by the British Western culture. That’s why the constitutions still have some elements of the British ideologies, some buildings have adapted the British architecture-which apparently we call our historical heritage. And that’s the reason why, despite suffering as British colonies,the same African countries put up these monuments. We should learn to celebrate and remember our own heroes, those who fought for our independence.

    May 4, 2011 at 16:00

  3. Roger Gachago

    I walk past this monument almost every day and wonder about it, and the still greater testament to this man higher up the mountain

    May 4, 2011 at 14:15

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