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Activists of the EFF set Paul Kruger statue ablaze

November 2, 2016, around noon (GMT+2). Activists of the EFF of Julius Malema set the statue of Paul Kruger on Church Square, Pretoria, South Africa, ablaze. South African police forces present do not even attempt to stop the rioters.

Stephanus Johannes Paulus “Paul” Kruger (/ˈkruːɡər/; Dutch: [ˈkryɣər]; 10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904) was one of the dominant political and military figures in 19th-century South Africa, and President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) from 1883 to 1900. Nicknamed Oom Paul (“Uncle Paul”), he came to international prominence as the face of the Boer cause—that of the Transvaal and its neighbour the Orange Free State—against Britain during the Second Boer War of 1899–1902.

Recording courtesy of Abraham J. Dewet.