At the risk of being labelled arrogant or pasted with any of the many ‘ist labels allow me to express my knee jerk reaction to reports that 8 one sixths have gone and defaced Port Elizabeth’s Horse Memorial:
Why didn’t the purported EFF vandals rather go and vandalise the statue of Queen Victoria? Is it because then Afrikaners would have sympathised!
BUT, I do have a suggestion for the next random act of vandalism for the EFF’s 1/6th’s – pop down to Mendi Road and vandalise the memorial to all those brave soldiers who went down with the Mendi!
On 21 February 1917, during the First World War, Mendi was transporting 823 personnel of the 5th Battalion the South African Native Labour Corps to France. She had sailed from Cape Town to Lagos in Nigeria, where a gun was fitted to her stern, then on to Plymouth, before proceeding towards Le Havre in northern France. At 5:00 am, while being escorted by the destroyer HMS Brisk, Mendi was struck amidships and cut almost in half by the SS Darro (11,000 BRT), an empty meat ship bound for Argentina.
616 South Africans (607 of them black troops) plus thirty crew members, mostly British, died in the disaster.
— The Herald PE (@HeraldPE) April 6, 2015
The EFF is so ignorant/morally bankrupt that they're destroying monuments to animals. http://t.co/XFHGnK001M
— Max du Preez (@MaxduPreez) April 6, 2015
Physically destroy e-tolls! Fail. Make JZ pay back the money! Fail. Dismantle PE horse memorial! SUCCESS!!! EFF going for the small wins.
— Tom Eaton (@TomEatonSA) April 6, 2015
Why bring down the horse memorial???? Rhodes was totally appropriate and fair to remove, but the horse memorial????
— Louisa Theart (@thelouisart) April 6, 2015
THE HORSE MEMORIAL MONUMENT IN RUSSEL ROAD PORT ELIZABETH HAS JUST BEEN DESTROYED BY 8 BLACK SAVAGES – WHITE HORSES?? pic.twitter.com/ZdBK8yN1FS
— Jans Rautenbach (@AuthorJans) April 6, 2015
— Kirsty Nelson (@kirsty_nelson) April 6, 2015
— I am an African (@Clint_ZA) April 6, 2015
— Eric West™ (@EricJWest) April 6, 2015