Statues of Madiba at Union Buildings and Parliament
A statue of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected President, will be mounted at the Union Buildings in Pretoria and at Parliament in Cape Town – two sites linked with the political face of South Africa.
This was announced in Parliament by Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile yesterday, 16 May, while tabling his department’s 2013/14 budget vote.
A statue has already been commissioned and will be erected in front of the Union Buildings, built 100 years ago. “We will do a statue at the Union Buildings and one at Parliament because there is consensus,” said Mashatile, adding that the decision to erect the statues followed calls from MPs.
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