STATUES EFFED Part 10: Charges against Victoria’s defacer dropped

BY CHARL BOSCH - APRIL 14, 2015

The defence lawyer for the man accused of defacing the statue of Queen Victoria has confirmed that charges against his client had been dropped.

According to Algoa FM, Stuart Laubscher made the announcement shortly after Paul Walsh appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court yesterday on a charge of malicious damage to property and contravening the heritage act.

Twenty-four year old Walsh, who was later identified as being the Regional Science, Technology and Education Officer for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), was caught on CCTV dousing the statue outside the public library with green paint last week Friday before driving off.

No comment has yet been made by the party on the matter.

 

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CAPTION: Profile image of Walsh standing to next to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema IMAGE from Facebook page