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Zuma unveils Mandela statue

2012-12-13 17:34

Bloemfontein - ANC president Jacob Zuma unveiled a bronze statue of former president Nelson Mandela on Naval Hill in Bloemfontein on Thursday.

Colourful balloons filled the air as Zuma removed a black sheet covering the artwork.

The unveiling came ahead of schedule as rain affected the official programme.

Guests were accommodated in a big white tent behind the statue.

Mandela's statue looks in the direction of Waaihoek, where the ANC was established 100 years ago.

Comments
  • aniken.vader.31 - 2012-12-13 18:00

    @ss k1sser

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-12-13 18:00

    What about a statue of Tutu, the ONLY man who has ever said ONLY the truth.

  • FeebleGastro - 2012-12-13 18:03

    Just another African banana republic @ work...

  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-13 18:09

    RSA will never be able to pay homage to Mandela in the manner deserved. We will forever be indebted to your Sacrifice

      goyougoodthing - 2012-12-13 18:12

      He was just in the right place at the right time. The real leaders are dead.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-13 18:20

      Strength of the ANC's conviction and resolve is amplified by the very presence of this Giant among mortals. History has a place at it's very apex for Presidente Mandela.

      george.gervais.7 - 2012-12-14 04:28

      Oh please, you're as brainwashed as everyone else about this person. What did he do that was so great? He was made using media and propaganda, a poster child, nothing more. Good grief, get a proper grip on reality...

  • 75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-12-13 18:39

    viva Madiba viva, viva Msholozi viva.

  • themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-13 18:40

    Keep unveiling Madiba's statutes Zoom-zoom. You will go down in history as the worst President the world has even seen

      nst.nyawo - 2012-12-13 18:43

      Usangene.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-13 18:47

      Nyawo, hamba uyolusa izimbuzi mfana

  • selina.tsele - 2012-12-13 18:48

    How any contrasting can two individuals really be?

  • mondli.botha.9 - 2012-12-13 19:56

    t was submitted the task team was made up of very senior and prominent and trustworthy ANC national executive committee members. This must be april fool's day! A party that is so factionalized can't trusted

  • yandisa.mashalaba - 2012-12-13 20:04

    I might be wrong, but that face doesnt precisely look like Madiba..sure...i'm wrong hey

  • shane.mavimbela - 2012-12-13 20:22

    It's all good and well Madiba gets all the praises. Surely there are struggle icons who contributed immensely to the democracy that SA is today, and they don't get half the accolades Madiba gets. At this rate we might as well change the country's name to Republic of Mandela. Frankly I'm tired of every thing being named after Mandela, he's probably tired too. We've just pimped our bank notes with his face, isn't that honorable enough?

  • chris.vandermerwe.560 - 2012-12-14 06:58

    Like Mao, Every town should have one!

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