I was not aware of this memorial in all the years I lived in Turffontein, I only discovered it by accident when looking for memorials in my map book. In 2007 when I originally took these photographs, vandals had taken their toll and all that was left was the stone plinth where the plaque must have been.
I returned in 2011, hoping that something would have been done, but alas now even parts of the back of plinth had been removed. To my amazement I received an email in March 2015 to the effect that a new plaque had been installed on the memorial by Johannesburg City Parks.
When visiting South Africa in March 2017 I detoured to the Memorial to see the condition of it.
Special thanks to Ioanna Karamitsos, Fundraiser, Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo; for the original images and for contacting me in this regard, and to City Parks for restoring the dignity of this memorial in March 2015.
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