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Three arrested for allegedly vandalizing Louis Botha statue outside court

The trio were arrested earlier this week after being found in possession of a ladder, grinder and generator, police said.

The statue of Louis Botha outside Parliament in Cape Town was defaced with red and purple paint in the early hours of April 9. Photo: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN — Three people arrested for allegedly vandalizing a statue outside Parliament are due to appear in court for the first time on Friday.

The trio were arrested earlier this week after being found in possession of a ladder, grinder and generator, police said.

A small part of the statue of Boer War General Louis Botha had been removed while other parts had been splattered with red paint.

The woman and two men face charges of malicious property damage, resisting arrest and assaulting police officers.

Front de la Liberté Plus MP Heloïse Denner condemned the incident, saying that “the vandalism of the statue of General Louis Botha in front of Parliament is unacceptable and demonstrates a culture of disrespect and lawlessness. We hope that ‘An example will be made of these ruthless vandals and they will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.’



Three arrested for allegedly vandalizing Louis Botha statue outside court

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