Art collective Tokolos Stencils on Friday tweeted that they had received an anonymous email from someone called The Nose, who claimed to have "done something at Rhodes Memorial".
It's since come to light that Rhodes is now noseless.
According to News24, a case of vandalism has been opened at the Rondebosch police station, and SA National Parks has confirmed that Rhodes' nose has been removed with was "seems to be an angle grinder".
"Between yesterday afternoon and this morning, unknown people vandalised the statue... The nose was removed and the tool used seems to be an angle grinder," spokesperson Merle Collins told the publication.
"We are cleaning up as much as we can, and are assessing the damage. We have also increased security."
This new act of vandalism targeting the image of British imperialist Rhodes comes shortly after Maxwele on Friday won a High Court ruling against his suspension by the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Chumani was suspended as a student at UCT on May 1, for allegedly racially abusing and threatening a lecturer, pending a disciplinary hearing into the allegations.
He was deemed a potential risk to staff and students, and prohibited from attending classes, but was allowed to do so, as well as use the library, after the terms of the suspension order against him were varied.
Speaking to the Citizen following the High Court ruling, Maxwele said it "confirms that the suspension was politically motivated".
He also stated that the RMF movement would now continue its efforts to purge the UCT campus of any and all vestiges of South Africa's colonial past.
But has the RMF movement perhaps extended its protests to colonial landmarks outside of the university campus?
Since Rhodes is already gone from campus, and the transformation debate is raging on, is the removal of the British imperialist’s olfactory extremity a sign that RMF has simply run out of ideas?