Goodman Gallery vandalism case on hold

2012-06-14 17:34

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

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

He was granted R1 000 bail on 23 May 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."

  • keith.recore - 2012-06-14 18:22

    surely Mr. Moyo must have some accountability for spray painting and minimally vandalizing simply because he disagreed. that can't be sanctioned behaviour either when we disagree.

  • mathoki - 2012-06-14 18:38

    Now this stupid guy has to go to court after having protected the so-called dignity of someone who didn't even thank him or even asked him to do that. ... When you stand for nothing, you will fall for everything.

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