University of Zambia political science lecturer Dr Alex Ngoma has called on authorities at Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka to remove the statue of Sir Evelyn Hone at the college.
Sir Evelyn Hone was the last Governor of Northern Rhodesia from 1959 until Zambia’s independence in 1964 and died in September 1979 but his statue his still standing on college grounds.
Dr Ngoma said time has come for Zambia to remove all the statutes of colonialists in the country.
He said Zambia has been independent for over 50 years and that there is no need to keep statues of colonial leaders.
Dr Ngoma said management at Evelyn Hone College should emulate their counterparts at Cape Town University who removed the statue of British colonists Cecil Rhodes.
He said the removal of Sir Rhodes statue is justified because South Africa is no longer under colonial rule.