Gallery vandalism case postponed

By Drum Digital
14 June 2012

The case of a man who allegedly tried to spraypaint the word "respect" on the wall of the Goodman Gallery was postponed in Hillbrow Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

George Moyo was ordered to appear in court again on June 21.

He was granted R1000 bail on May 23 and this was extended on Thursday.

Moyo faces a charge of malicious damage to property.

When he was apprehended the letters "res" had been sprayed onto a white wall of the gallery.

He was the third person to be arrested, after two men painted over Brett Murray's painting "The Spear" the previous day. The canvas depicted President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.

Outside court on Thursday, Moyo expressed his satisfaction that the Goodman Gallery had since removed the controversial painting.

"I am very happy it's gone," he said.

"I don't know how much longer they will drag this out. It's over, the picture is gone."

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