Rhodes Must Fall Oxford student in race row after making waitress cry "white tears"
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The student behind the polarising Rhodes Must Fall campaign has been branded a racist - after refusing to tip a waitress because she was white. Ntokozo Qwabe (pictured right), who studies at Oxford, bragged about making the waitress cry 'typical white tears'. He posted how he bullied the waitress, Ashleigh Schultz, saying he was 'unable to stop smiling because something so black and wonderful had happened'. Qwabe and a friend went to a Western Cape café last week and wrote on the bill: "We will tip when you return the land." A friend of waitress Schultz said: "She has a very sick mother she cares for, and had to move flat recently and is worried about all of this. She did burst into tears because she is having a tough time at present." Qwabe’s bizarre social media post threatened a violent overthrow against white people and denied upsetting the waitress was racist. His outburst continued: "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." Over $5,000 has been crowdfunded in tips for the waitress and a petition - so far signed by over 18,500 people - has been started to revoke Qwabe’s Rhodes scholarship. Qwabe was branded a hypocrite at the end of last year by Professor Mary Beard for accepted the Rhodes scholarship: "You can't whitewash Rhodes out of history, but go on using his cash."
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