Rhodes up for grabs on Gumtree

 

A screenshot of the advertisement placed on Gumtree.
A screenshot of the advertisement placed on Gumtree.

The statue of Cecil John Rhodes had hardly been removed from the steps at the University of Cape Town when a prank advertisement selling the statue appeared on Gumtree. 

For the reasonable price of only R1,500, you can get this “genuine piece of South African history for your own garden!,” the advertisement, which was published on the online classified website today (09/04/15),  reads.

According to the post the “previous owner is trying to erase the past” and the “statue comes with a free international scholarship which can change your future.”

The advertisement also came with a warning.

“Warning: statue is so interesting it may cause you to forget about your studies or anything else you’re doing that may improve your life.”

– The Herald

 

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