Port Elizabeth – The statue of Queen Victoria in Port Elizabeth was vandalised overnight, HeraldLive reported on Friday.
The statue in front of the public library was covered in green paint on Friday morning.
Queen Victoria was targeted on the same night that the University of Cape Town removed its statue of Cecil John Rhodes after weeks of protests by students.
On Thursday, News24 reported that two members of the Economic Freedom Fighters were arrested for defacing the Louis Botha statue outside Parliament in Cape Town.
The party’s Godrich Gardee said he agreed with what was done to the Botha statue because “you cannot every day be subjected to the mind of the warmonger”.
Other statues vandalised recently include the Paul Kruger statue on Church Plein in Pretoria, the Horse memorial in Port Elizabeth and the Anglo-Boer War memorial in Uitenhage.
— The Herald PE (@HeraldPE) April 10, 2015
Happend last night in Port Elizabeth Queen Victoria pic.twitter.com/F7UfMvn8US
— Debbie Kinghorn (@DebbieKinghorn) April 10, 2015