Destroy colonial heritage sites, urges UDM leader

UDM Nelson Mandela Bay leader Mongameli Bobani called for the destruction of heritage sites that depict the history of colonialism and apartheid.

He was speaking at a municipal public accounts committee meeting yesterday, where councillors debated the importance of a municipal by-law to police the upkeep of heritage sites.

Bobani said: “We must destroy the buildings that will bring back apartheid. We must destroy those statues, like that statue of a man on a horse [the Horse Memorial in Central] and Queen Victoria who gave the land of our people away.

“We are in the transformation period, so we must destroy everything to do with apartheid and colonialism.

“Their forefathers built those statues to oppress our forefathers,” Bobani said while pointing at DA councillors.

-Rochelle de Kock