Three in dock over Tambo statue

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Published Oct 27, 2014


Mthatha - Three people appeared in the Bizana Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the burning of ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo's statue at the heritage site in Nkantolo village, Eastern Cape police said.

The case against them was postponed to November 3 for formal bail applications, Colonel Sibongile Soci said.

The three face charge including arson. They were arrested on Friday after a task team appointed by the Eastern Cape provincial commissioner investigated the incident.

The statue, which formed part of a heritage site, was burnt on Wednesday.

Tambo, born in Bizana, was among the founding members of the African National Congress Youth League in 1944 and became its first national secretary. He later became ANC president. Tambo died of a stroke in April 1993.


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