Uitenhage Anglo-Boer War Memorial vandals sentenced

AUGUST 19, 2015

Two women were on Tuesday sentenced to 30 months imprisonment suspended for five years and 250 hours of community service by the Uitenhage Magistrate's Court after they pleaded guilty to defacing the town's Anglo-Boer War Memorial in June.

The two, Vuyokazi Voxeka and Nombulelo Mkwena, were out on a R500 bail after they were arrested on a charge of malicious damage to property.

Their case had been postponed to July 15 to allow for further investigation.

The Anglo-Boer War Memorial, which was previously vandalised by people suspected to be members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in April, was found covered in white paint in June.

Part of the graffiti read "... Lebo and Vuvu" - which probably was a giveaway as Vuvu is a common nickname for anyone with the name Vuyokazi.

The EFF denied responsibility for that particular attack.