Gandhi statue defaced amid racial taunts in South Africa

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Johannesburg: A group of people amid racist taunts defaced a Gandhi statue at Johannesburg. “The incident occurred on Sunday when the group came in a car at about noon and threw buckets of white paint on the statue and surrounding plaques detailing Gandhi’s history in South Africa,” security guard Ntandzo Khwepe said.

They were bearing placards reading: ‘Racist Gandhi must fall’. The statue in the centre of the city is believed to be the only one in the world showing Gandhi as a young lawyer in his court robes.

The group threw white paint on the statue. The incident occurred on Sunday when the group came in a car at about noon and threw buckets of white paint on the statue and surrounding plaques detailing Gandhi’s history in South Africa, security guard Ntandzo Khwepe said.

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