The Anglo Boer War statue in front of the East London City Hall has become the latest in a series of South African statues to be vandalised.
Dispatchlive reported on Monday (20/04/15) that the statue was splattered with white paint.
Buffalo City Metro spokesman Thandy Matebese said the incident happened on Saturday evening.
According to Matebese‚ a group of people with silver paint on their faces splattered the statue and ran away.
Just before 9am‚ people were stopping to take pictures of the vandalised statue.
Yanga Bija described the vandalism as childish.
“Whoever did this was obviously bored. Instead of doing this‚ the culprit should have used their time to do something more constructive‚” said Bija.
— The Herald PE (@HeraldPE) April 20, 2015
– The Herald and RDM News Wire.