Military Cemetery At Intombi Camp Desecrated

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MEDIA RELEASE

KWAZULU-NATAL HERITAGE COUNCIL (AMAFA)

20.5.2012

 

 

ROBBERS have plundered a grave at Intombi Camp Military Cemetery (Anglo/Boer War) near Ladysmith.

 

A destroyed headstone and a hole nearly 2m deep were discovered last week by a contractors employed by Amafa to maintain the site. A charge has been laid with the police.

 

"We dont know who the culprits are, but believe they were looking for relics such as buttons and badges" said James van Vuuren, Deputy Director, Support Services, with Amafa Heritage KZN, the provincial heritage agency.

 

“It's wasted effort on the part of the culprits, since this is a formal cemetery, and the personal effects of the dead would probably have been removed before burial."

 

Van Vuuren appealed for anyone with information to come forward. A reward is offered to anyone with information that leads to a conviction.