Sarah Baartman memorial defaced

By Drum Digital
26 April 2015

The Sarah Baartman memorial at a centre of remembrance built in her honour in Hankey had been defaced

The Sarah Bartmaan memorial at a centre of remembrance built in her honour in Hankey had been defaced, Eastern Cape police confirmed on Sunday.

The incident reportedly took place on Saturday afternoon.

"The report was made by a community member who said he saw several men defacing the memorial's plaque with paint," said Warrant Officer Gerda Swart.

Police have opened a case of malicious damage to property as well as one of the contravention of the National Heritage Resources Act.

"No arrests have been made at this stage," said Swart.

Former President Thabo Mbeki declared Baartman's grave a national heritage site in 2002 after her remains were returned to South Africa and buried at the Saartjie Baartman centre of remembrance.

Source: News24wire

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