Anglo-Boer War grave robbed

2012-05-20 21:32

Johannesburg - A grave at an Anglo-Boer War cemetery in Ladysmith was plundered by robbers, Amafa Heritage KwaZulu-Natal said on Sunday.

Amafa IT director James van Vuuren said its contractors were maintaining the Intombi Camp Military Cemetery last week when they discovered a broken headstone, and a two-metre hole in one of the graves.

"We don't know who the culprits are, but [we] believe they were looking for relics such as buttons and badges," he said.

"It's wasted effort on the part of the culprits, since this is a formal cemetery, and the personal effects of the dead would probably have been removed before burial."

A charge was laid with the police.

Van Vuuren said Amafa was offering a reward to anyone who had information that could lead to an arrest.

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