The case of a man who tried to spraypaint the word “respect” on a wall of the Goodman Gallery was postponed in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
George Moyo was ordered to appear again on June 21.
He was granted R1 000 bail on May 23, and this was extended yesterday.
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 have been arrested.
Two men had painted over Brett Murray’s controversial painting, The Spear, the previous day. The canvas depicted President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.
Outside court yesterday, Moyo expressed his satisfaction that the gallery had since removed the painting.
“I am very happy it’s gone,” he said.
“I don’t know how much longer they will drag this out,” Moyo said.
“It’s over, the picture is gone.” – Sapa