EFF ordered to stop vandalising statues
Solidarity Movement’s Johan Kruger says the purpose of the interdict is to protect the sculptures.
JOHANNESBURG - The Solidarity Movement has obtained an interdict against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leadership preventing them from inciting people to deface or vandalise statues.
Several apartheid era statues across the country have been splashed with paint since the 'Rhodes Must Fall' movement gained momentum at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
After a meeting of the university council, the statue of Cecil John Rhodes was removed from UCT's upper campus.
Solidarity's Johan Kruger says the purpose of the interdict is to protect the sculptures.
"The incitement by the leadership results in damage caused by the EFF."
Two weeks ago, the EFF, who claimed responsibility for dousing the Paul Kruger statue with green paint, demanded the statue be removed immediately.
EFF Tshwane member Thembisile Nikelo said although the Cecil John Rhodes statue has fallen, the fight is not yet over.