After just over two months of the head of the statue of Rhodes memorial being vandalized by thugs, Friends of Rhodes Memorial (FORM) with public subscription welded the head back again ready for Heritage Day.
A member of the Friends found the vandalized head while visiting the Monument 3 days after the vandalism -in the bush just 50 meters away from the statue, it took 2 minutes to find. The head was given to SAPS and then SANParks who mentioned that the head wouldn’t be returned, but go to a proposed theme park. Weeks later and a petition FORM got the head back. Subsequently the welded head has been filled with industrial strength cement, thick iron rods and has inserted the bronze head an alarm, GPS, and various other electronic gadgets ready for if and when the vandals try their criminal silliness again.