Statues of limitation: Relocation and removal of monuments once again stirs political discontent

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Paul Kruger statue on Church Square on June 10, 2020 in Pretoria, South Africa. The statue was painted with red paint and the words killer painted on.   It is reported that the death of George Floyd is leading to the removal by protesters in some cases and city leaders in others of contentious statues that have riled some residents for decades. (Photo by Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images)
Paul Kruger statue on Church Square on June 10, 2020 in Pretoria, South Africa. The statue was painted with red paint and the words killer painted on. It is reported that the death of George Floyd is leading to the removal by protesters in some cases and city leaders in others of contentious statues that have riled some residents for decades. (Photo by Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images)


A task team established in an advisory capacity to consult on the transformation of South Africa's heritage landscape has proposed the relocation of some historical monuments to "theme parks that will be located across the country".

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