The following story will move Sunday as this week’s Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
AFRICA-HERITAGE — A hulking statue of a late 19th-century white leader, with a cane and top hat, has been a flashpoint for cultural conflict in South Africa for years. Nearly 25 years after the end of white minority rule, the statue of Paul Kruger still looms in Church Square in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital. The tussle over its fate goes to the heart of a discussion over whether relics of white domination should be scrapped or kept as reminders of a harsh past. By Christopher Torchia. 880 words, photos.