Zimbabwean man arrested to vandalizing the tombstone of Steve Biko

The nation is in shock and outrage following an act of vandalism that targeted the tombstone of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning and has left the South African community deeply disturbed by the disrespect of Biko’s final resting place.

Vandalised memorial of Steve Biko

Vandalised Memorial

The perpetrators vandalised the tombstone located in the Eastern Cape province and stole several steel structures, including two bronze fists that were integral components of the memorial.

These fists, symbolic of Biko’s legacy and the struggle against apartheid, were later discovered at a local scrap yard and had been sold for a mere R190-00, a fraction of their true worth.

This obvious disregard for Biko’s memory and the historical significance of his tombstone has led to widespread condemnation from political leaders, activists, and citizens across the country.

Many view this act as not only a criminal offense but also a disrespectful to Biko’s contributions to the anti-apartheid movement and his legacy.

The South African Police Service (SAPS confirmed the arrest of a suspect in connection with the crime. The suspect, who is believed to be a Zimbabwean national, was arrested following an intensive investigation by law enforcement agencies.

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