EFF wants Paul Kruger torn down

web_photo_Paul Kruger

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called for the removal of Paul Kruger's statute in Pretoria, vowing to destroy what it has described as symbols of white supremacy and apartheid.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called for the removal of Paul Kruger's statute in Pretoria, vowing to destroy what it has described as symbols of white supremacy and apartheid.

web_photo_Paul Kruger

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called for the removal of Paul Kruger's statute in Pretoria, vowing to destroy what it has described as symbols of white supremacy and apartheid.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called for the removal of Paul Kruger's statute in Pretoria, vowing to destroy what it has described as symbols of white supremacy and apartheid.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called for the removal of Paul Kruger&39;s statue in Pretoria, vowing to destroy what it has described as symbols of white supremacy and apartheid.

The giant bronze statue of Paul Kruger -- the fifth president of the South African Republic or the Transvaal -- is situated in the heart of the capital city in Church Square.

&39;Oom Kruger&39; as he is affectionately known has stood tall over Church Square for six decades, attracting hundreds of visitors each day.

But it seems his future there is now uncertain.

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has called for wider consultation on the Paul Kruger statue, as part of his support for calls by the ANC youth league for the statue to be relocated.

The EFF on the other hand is adamant that the statue should be removed.

Tshwane Deputy Chairperson for EFF Moafrika Mabogwana said, “We are going to destroy all the statues that represent colonial apartheids white supremacy and we&39;ve identified Paul Kruger as the first statue that we are going to destroy.”

“We are not going to wait to submit petitions and memorandum we are going to destroy that statue one way or another,” he added.