UCT Senate in favour of statue's removal

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(Schalk van Zuydam, AP)
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Johannesburg - UCT's Senate on Friday voted in favour of the removal of Cecil Rhodes' statue from its campus, the institution said.

A total of 181 members voted in favour of the removal, one person voted against it and three people were absent, spokesperson Patricia Lucas said in a statement.

She said the Senate's recommendations to the University of Cape Town's council were that the statue be removed from the campus permanently, that it be handed over to the government heritage authorities for safe custody, and that it be boarded up with immediate effect until it was removed from the campus.

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