STATUES EFFED Part 7: EFF: We didn’t damage statue

BY CHARL BOSCH - APRIL 7, 2015

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have rebuked earlier claims that its members were responsible for the vandalising of the Horse Memorial in Port Elizabeth yesterday, but stated that it supported the action of whoever did it.

“We are not aware that any of our members did that but we do not condemn it. In fact we applaud it because we have now taken a decision that all these statues must come down,” the party’s Eastern Cape Co-Ordinator, Simcelile Rubela, was quoted as saying.

Earlier this morning, the party’s Deputy Chairperson in Nelson Mandela Bay, Bo Madwara, allegedly told News24 that some of its members were responsible for damaging the 110-year old statue on the corner of Cape Road and Market Street, which serves as memorial for the animals that died during the Anglo-Boer War.

Municipality Director of Communications, Roland William, has described the act as “ridiculous and unacceptable” and that those responsible will be brought to justice. A 58-year old man believed to be associated by the incident, was arrested but later released on bail. A case of malicious damage to property has been opened.

 

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