Joburg mayor to Ramallah to hand over Mandela monument

2016-04-24 20:02
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Cape Town - Johannesburg's mayor Parks Tau will unveil a monument commemorating late president Nelson Mandela in Ramallah in Palestine on Tuesday, his office said.

The statue is considered a donation from Johannesburg to Ramallah as a symbol of solidarity with the people of Palestine who are battling a territorial dispute with Israel.

In a statement, the City of Johannesburg explained that a memorandum of understanding was signed between Johannesburg and Ramallah on 23 November 2014.

A multi-year action plan was also developed to support the memorandum and this included the donation of the monument.

According to a previous draft business plan by the city, areas of collaboration with Ramallah include an engineering exchange programme, knowledge exchange and political collaboration.

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