Dali Tambo in Mandela statue scandal

2014-04-13 08:13
(Picture: AP)

(Picture: AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - Dali Tambo, son of ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo, is caught up in a tender controversy over a bronze bust that honours Nelson Mandela.

According to the Sunday Times, it has emerged that Tambo’s company Koketso Growth has been named in a parliamentary legal opinion as having been given the go-ahead to erect the statue, worth R1.8m, without having followed the required tender process.

The newspaper reports that the tender procedure was not followed as parliament deemed the cost – which has increased to R2.6m – as an emergency expenditure ahead of the country’s 20th anniversary of democracy.

The bust, which  was erected at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, is due to be unveiled on 28 April.

Rabbit in statue's ear

This is however, not the first time the statue has caused a stir. Earlier this year it made headlines when it was discovered that the sculptors had inserted a rabbit inside the statue’s left ear.

In January, the sculptors Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, apologised and said the rabbit was a "small trademark" of their work. The department accepted the apology, saying their intentions were honourable.

The statue was unveiled by President Jacob Zuma on 16 December, the day after Mandela's funeral. It was also part of the annual celebrations of Reconciliation Day and the commemoration of the centenary of the Union Buildings.

Mandela died at his Houghton, Johannesburg, home on 5 December at the age of 95.

Read more on:    nelson mandela  |  dali tambo  |  tenders

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
60 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
4 real car inventions that seem like science fiction

Vehicle design and tech have come so far so fast, that what seemed impossible has become reality. These are some of the fun and exciting innovations that have found their way into vehicle tech.

/News
 

10 most expensive cars In the world

This is car porn at its best!

 
 

Luxury living

Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Watch: Flying first class has never been this luxurious!
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You are active, busy and on a mission today. There may be a special person you wish to entertain and may put in the extra effort...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.