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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:26 AM

- Nelson Mandela may
soon take a commanding position in
Cape Town, under city plans to erect a
statue of him on the site where he
made his first speech as a free man 23
years ago, an official said Thursday. The ailing statesman who has been in
hospital for six days with a recurrent
lung condition has several statues in
his honour across the country,
including an eight metre (27 foot) tall
bronze figure in the central city of Bloemfontein. The figure unveiled in December 2012
is said to be the tallest statue of the
revered statesman who became the
country’s first black president in 1994. The latest likeness would be built in
the centre of the “Mother city,” on the
Grand Parade square, where Mandela
addressed thousands of supporters
after his release from prison on
February 11, 1990. “We will be encouraging innovation,
creativity and artist expression,” said
Brett Herron, the chairman of the
committee heading the project. “The time line for the erection of the
statue is not yet clear, we first need to
work out the process to be followed,”
said Herron........ http://www.vanguardn...mandela-statue/

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