£3,000 donated to waitress who was refused a tip by Rhodes Must Fall founder because she was white

Someone has set up a Go Fund Me page for her

Donations have flooded in for a waitress who was brought to tears by Oxford Student Ntokozo Qwabe in a South African café last week.

Mr Qwabe, a leader of the campaign to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes from Oxford despite being a Rhodes Scholar himself, refused to pay Ashleigh Schultz a tip because she was white.

Instead, the student wrote on the bill: “We will give tip when you return the land.”


A picture of waitress Ashleigh on the gofundme page

Mr Qwabe gloated in a lengthy Facebook post about making the waitress cry “typical white tears”, saying it left him “unable to stop smiling because something so black and wonderful had happened.”

Miss Schultz was apparently already in a sensitive state due to her mother being diagnosed with cancer.

Online campaigns have sprung up to symbolically “tip the waitress” and as of last night a total £3411.06 have appeared.

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One of the campaigns created to help Miss Schultz was started by Sihle Ngobese.

The South African who decided to pay the tip himself said: “Qwabe is someone that claims to speak to the downtrodden and the disenfranchised yet he has the audacity to bully a working-class young woman.”

“I just wanted to make a small gesture to show South Africans that if we love and respect each other it makes our country great.”

Stacey-Leigh Wood, a friend of Miss Schultz, has since said: “This is so sweet of everyone that donated. That other idiot [Mr Qwabe] still needs to be slapped though.”