Zuma arrives for Mandela sculpture unveiling

2012-08-04 11:45

Howick - President Jacob Zuma arrived to singing and ululating at the unveiling of former president Nelson Mandela's sculpture in Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands on Saturday.

"This is Zuma my president," people sang.

Attending the ceremony was premier Zweli Mkhize, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube, Economic Development and Tourism MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu, speaker of the provincial legislature Peggy Nkonyeni, chairperson of the Apartheid Museum John Kani and Mandela's grandson Zwelivelile.

The multi-million rand monument would be mounted where Mandela was arrested before he was incarcerated for 27 years on Robben Island.

On 5 August 1962 Mandela was arrested by apartheid security forces on the R103, just 3km outside Howick.

The unveiling marks 50 years since Mandela was arrested and charged for treason in the Rivonia Trial at the end of which Mandela and several others were sentenced to life imprisonment.

  • thebe.tau - 2012-08-04 11:49

    Nkandla casanova attends events everyday, no time for work.

      gladstone.dyonase - 2012-08-04 12:32

      INKANDLA, A whole new meanig to the word PAWNS.

      donald.perumal - 2012-08-04 12:53

      That is work!

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-08-04 11:57


  • mzukisijola.jose1 - 2012-08-04 11:57

    I wonder for how long will zuma and his chommies live in mandela show do

      joyce.kweyama - 2012-08-04 13:29


  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-04 12:03

    "This is Zuma, my president". Give me a break.

  • ramonamichil.chegwidden - 2012-08-04 12:29

    I don’t understand this unveiling, I thought that President MANDELA was born in Mvezo, a small village in Umtata in the Transkei he is XHOSA not ZULU let the unveiling take place there, Everything is just been invested in KZN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111

      donald.perumal - 2012-08-04 12:54

      You don't complain when all economic ventures are established in Goateng!

      mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-08-04 19:37

      We don't need tribalist, Chegwidden.

  • nghamula.mdunwazi - 2012-08-04 12:44

    Jacob zuma the president of kwazulu natala*singing*

  • joyce.kweyama - 2012-08-04 13:50

    Better tribute would include improving services where Mandela Is born Eastern Cape. Where the roads worst,govt building for govt offices crumbling staff ,staff have no microwaves to warm their food,wash cups in leaking toilets haven't got toilet paper zuma you kmow about these problems but Sam usual you don't care STOP USING MANDELA for your own shambolick needs.

  • mudau.takie - 2012-08-04 13:59

    Kgalema my president ,mbalula my general secretary ,zuma the king of kwazulu natal

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-08-04 14:02

    He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt:he has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. ”Albert Einstein on Politics” - 2012-08-04 16:26

      Perfect quote!

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-08-04 21:01

      one of the best comments I have seen describing Zuma, however i dont believe he has a spine!

  • Terrence Tshiafhula - 2012-08-04 14:09

    ayeye msholozi

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