Bones of Cecil Rhodes are an insult to our ancestors: Zimbabwe official demands remains are exhumed and sent back to Britain Pioneer: Zimbabwean officials have called for the remains of Cecil Rhodes, who died in 1902, to be exhumed and removed from the country This story has been coming up and disappearing for so many years - what should be done about the remains of this colonialist. Is it right to repatriate his remains back to Bishop's Stortford? Who should have the last say about this? I remember Tanganyika demanded the remains of the Wahehe Chief (Mkwawa) from the Germans. Why should South Africans remain with his memorial statue in their capital City although he never ruled there? (I presume) Does this give the whites the power to look down upon the black people? Where are the statues of our leaders before the white people invaded our continent?