VIDEO: Horse Memorial vandalised

PORT Elizabeth’s well-known Horse Memorial was attacked yesterday as the EFF’s countrywide campaign to damage or destroy colonial and apartheid-era statues and memorials gained traction at the weekend.

The impressive bronze statue, dedicated to the thousands of horses that died on active duty in the Second Anglo-Boer War between 1899 and 1902, was erected in 1905. It depicts a soldier kneeling before his horse, holding a drinking bucket under the horse’s mouth.