Another vandal arrested at Goodman Gallery

2012-05-22 14:40

Zuma "The spear" painting defacing

2012-05-22 13:00

Two men were caught on camera defacing Zuma's painting called The Spear at the Goodman gallery in Johannesburg.WATCH

Johannesburg - A man has been arrested after trying to spray paint the word "respect" on an outside wall of the Goodman Gallery, eNews reported on Tuesday.

This came after two men were arrested for defacing the controversial painting depicting President Jacob Zuma.

The one suspect painted a red cross across Zuma's face and genitals while a younger man spread black paint across the artwork.

The SAPS confirmed the two men were arrested for malicious damage to property and they would appear at the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

The exhibition has been closed indefinitely. The gallery is unsure if the painting can be saved.

*eNews reported earlier the suspect was trying to spray paint the word "racist".

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