Statue wars heat up

07 April 2015 - 02:01 By Sipho Masombuka and Mkhululi Ndamase

The assault on Paul Kruger's statue in Pretoria's Church Square yesterday - with youths screaming for "this bastard" to be removed - has sparked racial tensions. "They should have painted all of it," said Lucas Thwala as members of AfriForum Youth, posing on the monument with a banner proclaiming "Ons gaan nerens nie" (We are going nowhere), were verbally assailed by EFF members.

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