Photo of the day: Madiba, larger than life

2013-12-17 10:26
Pretoria- What was once a monumental site in remembrance of former Prime Minister James Barry Hertzog is now the location of a 9m high statue of former president nelson Mandela, standing and smiling.

The statue, created by South African Sculptors, Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan janse van Vuuren, is meant to serve as a reminder of Mandela’s values of unity, reconciliation, compassion and unbuntu said President Jacob Zuma. Members of the public are able to view this R8m statue and will constantly be reminded to practice the values and kindness maintained by Madiba.

Our photo of the day, tweeted by Premier, Helen Zille, perfectly displays the larger than life-size statue of Nelson Mandela.




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