Valliamma Muniswami Moodliar bust defaced

The defacement of the bust of the freedom fighter, Valliamma Muniswami Moodliar, erected in the middle of Rose Park, was condemned by members of the public. The bust had been painted with blue paint.

Former president of the Tamil Federation of Gauteng, Nadas Pillay, said, “As the person who came up with idea of the bust of Valliamah , It’s sad that this is the third time that the bust has been vandalised. This can only be because people don’t know the history of this child martyr. She was 10 years of age when she joined the likes of Mohandas Gandhi and Thumbie Naidoo to fight for the freedom of the Indians in this country. She fought not only for the Tamils, but for the entire nation. She died at the age of 16, after being released from prison. Two weeks before her death, she was asked by Gandhi if she would repent after being released from prison, but she said that she was even more prepared than before, to die for the cause of freedom, if necessary.”

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Mr Pillay questioned the reason for the vandalism. “Why would people commit such acts? it’s simply  because they don’t understand the history of the activist who fought for freedom in this country.”

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