March 26, 2023

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South Africa anger after Sarah Baartman’s grave defaced


The defacing of a monument in South Africa of a woman who was exhibited in Europe during the 19th Century as a freak has caused outrage.

Khoisan community Chief Daantjie Japhta said he was disgusted that a monument which “brought us dignity” had been defaced, local media reports.

A plaque at Sarah Baartman’s burial site in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province was splashed with white paint.

Known as the “Hottentot Venus”, she was buried in South Africa in 2002.

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