Turns out the anti-racist student behind the Rhodes Must Fall campaign is in fact a racist himself

A massive campaign against statues of Cecil Rhodes was instigated in the UK. Lazy journalists here mimicked the story and went looking for statutes of our own horrible people so they could be tipped over.

But it turns out that the student behind the campaign is an awful racist himself.

A student who helped lead the campaign to tear down a ‘racist’ statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oxford has boasted about refusing to tip a waitress because she was white.

Ntokozo Qwabe bragged online that he and a friend made the woman cry ‘typical white tears’ after writing on the bill ‘we will give tip when you return the land’.

The incident, in a café in South Africa, provoked a fierce backlash from critics who branded him a ‘hypocrite’.

Mr Qwabe, 24, is one of the leaders of the Rhodes Must Fall movement, which campaigned to remove a statue of the 19th Century imperialist from Oriel College.

Although he is a Rhodes scholar himself and received money from the Rhodes’ estate to study at Oxford, Qwabe and other activists claimed forcing ethnic minority students to walk past the statue amounted to ‘violence’.

On Thursday, he wrote on Facebook about an altercation with a waitress during a visit to a restaurant called Obz Café in the Western Cape, South Africa.

He said the incident had left him ‘unable to stop smiling because something so black, wonderful & LIT just happened!’

He wrote that he had eaten there with a friend, described as a ‘radical non-binary trans black activist’, but that the pair had refused to pay the ‘white woman’ waitress a tip.

He said: ‘They take a pen & slip in a note where the gratuity/tip amount is supposed to be entered.

‘The note reads in bold: “WE WILL GIVE TIP WHEN YOU RETURN THE LAND”.  

‘The waitress comes to us with a card machine for the bill to be sorted out.

‘She sees the note & starts shaking. She leaves us & bursts into typical white tears (like why are you crying when all we’ve done is make a kind request? lol!).’

He added that she left the table crying and a ‘white male colleague’ then approached the table to ‘annoy us more with his own white tears telling us that he finds our act “racist”.’

He added: ‘Moral of the story: the time has come when no white person will be absolved. We are tired of “not all white people” and all other bulls***. We are here, and we want the stolen land back.

‘No white person will be out here living their best life while we are out here being a landless and dispossessed black mass. NO white person shall rest.

 ‘It is irrelevant whether you personally have land/wealth or you don’t.

‘Go to your fellow white people & mobilise for them to give us the land back.’

What an asshole. Predictably it broke the internet.

His post went viral on the internet, with critics from around the world hitting out at his apparent prejudice.

Muhammed Habib Banderker wrote: ‘What an absolute fool of a human being this guy is.’

Tim Flack said: ‘Oh big man, so chuffed to make a waitress cry. For someone who has gone through so much hardship in his life, I’m no longer inspired by you.

‘You are not a role model for anyone, you are a hateful human being. There’s my white tears.’

Aaminah Masauso said: ‘Have you ever worked as wait staff? Have you ever had to depend on gratuity to make ends meet?

‘How would you feel if it was a black waitress being subjected to such?’

Riaz Muhammed branded him ‘racist’ and said: ‘You will amount to nothing. Hypocrite.’

Yesterday, Mr Qwabe responded to his critics online by accusing the ‘white media’ of ‘going hysterical’.

He added: ‘One moment of white tears always makes news despite the everyday unarticulated black pain the dispossessed & landless masses of this cowntry have to live through! WOW. Whiteness is so weak. Cute actually.’

Mr Qwabe, a South African masters student, was funded by a Rhodes scholarship during his undergraduate law degree at Keble College.

Ungrateful, racist and an asshole.

 – Daily Mail


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  • jsb1685

    I happen to be a graduate of Oriel College, Oxford, the place that has been at the centre of this firestorm of protests and activists. So I have been following the whole thing with a lot of interest. The College has decided not to remove the statue – surely the right decision. “…the College’s Governing Body has decided that the statue should remain in place, and that the College will seek to provide a clear historical context to explain why it is there. The College will do the same in respect of the plaque to Rhodes in King Edward Street. The College believes the recent debate has underlined that the continuing presence of these historical artefacts is an important reminder of the complexity of history and of the legacies of colonialism still felt today…”

    As for this person in the story above, what a hypocrite he is to accept a Rhodes Scholarship (pretty much the most prestigious scholarship you can get anywhere in the world) and then cause so much trouble about Rhodes himself. Typical lefty activist, wanting to re-write history to suit his own way of looking at the world, and wanting to erase/silence anything he doesn’t like.


  • cows4me

    I guess this guy will never get it. He uses the same behavior he claims he so hates, the irony is thick as tar. No doubt he would claim a world under his rule would be all truth, fairness and light. Just another one of life’s losers.

  • Hill16

    He’ll be paying back all that Rhodes scholarship money then if it so offends him??
    Didn’t think so. Just like the ‘progressives’ here then, do as I say, not as I do

  • sarahmw

    I think I would be asking him to repay the Rhodes scholarship money. Hypocrite and arrogant black man doing exactly what he accuses Europeans of doing. But then it’s ok because he’s black. Get a life in the real world, you have no idea how fortunate you are. Hoping the scholarship hasn’t been dumbed down to allow this chump to get one.

  • I imagine Robert Mugabe is this guys hero.
    Cut from the same cloth.

  • Pluto

    What on earth is a “radical non-binary trans black activist” ?
    Is this peak “trans” ?

    • RightofSingapore

      Maybe its a polite way of saying they’re mentally ill?

    • Doug

      I know, you see these words, and know what each individual word means, but they get strung together, and you go what on earth did I just read?
      Are the needs of a non binary trans black different to a non binary trans white person? Is that why they need activists? And what is so radical about them? And even worse, why do I know (or at least have a rough idea) what a non binary trans is?

      • Miss McGerkinshaw

        Agree with everything except the last sentence.
        I have absolutely NO IDEA what a non binary trans is and even less interest in even trying to find out. Mr Google will be left in peace!

        • Doug

          I am actually depressed about this, this is not information I wish to have stored

        • KatB

          I have no idea either and I’m worried if I google it I may see stuff I don’t want to. I think I’ll just go with RightofSingapore’s suggestion.

  • RightofSingapore

    ‘One moment of white tears always makes news”-No sweetie your actions and your subsequent bragging is what made this newsworthy

  • Crowgirl

    The blackest bit of him is his soul.

  • Oh Please

    Most so-called anti-racists generally are racist – just against whites – which apparently is not only permitted but positively encouraged.

  • Greg

    These social justice warriors time in the sun will be short lived, the violent left are exposing them selves every time they open their hateful mouths.

  • JLS

    What a wasted scholarship which I’d wager was a pc rather than merit based selection. After all that education he has learned nothing about history or humanity. Colonialism brought stability, law, education, wealth, opportunity, and infrastructure, resulting in Rhodesia becoming the bread basket of Africa. Contrast that now since reversion to African rule where it is simply a basket case. Another jackel snapping at the heel behind the back of a giant.

  • XCIA

    All of which just goes to prove the substance of the old adage “Those who shout the loudest usually have the most to hide”.

  • RockinBob625

    Google history will be his downfall (sigh). His reasons for attacking Rhodes are potentially justified, from his perspective. His rhetoric however smacks of a early teen intellect and should be ignored as such. Taking the Rhodes scholarship to benefit from the sweat of his ancestors is actually a pretty good reply to those that accuse him.

    However calling for a ban on the French Flag after the Paris shootings and bombings, as a symbol of hate equivalent to the Nazi Flag? The boy’s a nutta!

  • Left Right Out

    I’ve never quite understood how people can feel hurt and pain from an act that happened many many years before they were born, and especially when they are born into what accounts for a much better world.

    I have never been to South Africa so really only know what has been written and said about the place…. so I really direct my above comment to the partial Maori’s that we have in NZ who are still in pain and suffering from the time the treaty was signed.

    As I have Scottish heritage should I still be in pain and suffering from what the English did to Scotland?

  • Muzman349

    I guess he will be invited to talk at one of our universities shortly then.

  • anniem

    Somewhat juvenile and immature attitude from a person in his position. Unfortunate that he is getting so much airtime.

  • Miss Phit

    He cant be racists remember. He isnt white. Only whites (preferably male) are racists.

  • Mark

    I thought it was already common knowledge that Black people don’t tip.

  • Annoyed

    This White Privilege lie needs to stop. A white waitress, living off tips has clearly not benefited from any White Privilege. She definitely hasn’t benefited from anyone’s stolen land yet someone decides to attack her for something that not only didn’t negatively affect him, but that he has directly benefited from. The irony that he’s benefited from “White Privilege” and his victim hasn’t is clearly lost on him.

  • lyall

    its sad but it seems like it is time for ‘white people’ to get the hell out of South Africa and resign it to its fate. Unless they all strip naked and walk into the sea, they cannot stop the rhetoric from people like this – they will always have a willing audience even in western countries. ‘Non white’ people as a whole have never been any less racist than white people as a whole – the difference was just defined by the military power of the British in the 19th century. Aparthied may have been ‘wrong’ but it didnt make the average black South African any worse off than in the rest of Africa – in fact many Africans were even moving there for work during aparthied!

  • coelacanth

    OK – let’s just accept this guys preposterous point, and say the ‘whites’ do hand Western Cape back to its original inhabitants, those people would not be black.
    Nando’s probably put it best. Bung “Nando’s diversity ad” into google. The link is too long to post here.
    One does wonder how this retard ever got a Rhodes scholarship. Look like he is taking politics lessons from Julius Malenema