Queenstown statue vandalised

APRIL 17, 2015

It has only emerged that a statue in Queenstown was defaced last weekend – with letters ‘EFF’ painted in black across the statue’s pedestal.

The statue, which was erected in memory of officers who served in British Imperial and colonial forces in the Transvaal, Orange River and Cape colonies between 1899 and 1902, stands on the Chris Tembisile Hani Hexagon roads in that town.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Eastern Cape provincial spokesman, Luthando Amos, told The Herald that he was surprised when informed of the incident but said he could not comment on EFF issues as the regional and provincial leadership structures had been disbanded.

In the past weeks, suspected EFF members burnt the Anglo-Boer War statue in Uitenhage, toppled the Horse Memorial in Cape Road and vandalised the Queen Victoria statue at the PE Main Library in Port Elizabeth.

The EFF distanced itself from the Port Elizabeth attacks but applauded them.

Image: The Hexagon statue in Queenstown before vandalism. Image courtesy of www.artefacts.co.za