A man has been charged in connection with the vandalism of the statue of slain rapper Tupac Shakur.
Kenneth Anthony Wilson, 43, was arrested by DeKalb county police in Georgia last week Thursday after vandals defaced the Tupac Amaru Shakur Centre for the Arts in Stone Mountain, and tied a noose around the neck of the bronze statue last month.
Local resident Wilson faces a charge of malicious damage to property estimated at about R10500.
But Wilson, an African-American, has not been charged with a hate crime as there was no evidence to suggest that the vandalism was motivated by race, according to DeKalb police spokesman Mekka Parish.
Shakur was shot dead in Las Vegas in September 1996. - Wenn