President Ramaphosa to unveil two Mandela statues in Eastern Cape

Photo: Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s Legacy, President Ramaphosa, to unveil two Mandela statues in Eastern Cape as part of Nelson Mandela Day celebrations
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President Cyril Ramaphosa will unveil the statues in Mthatha and Qunu as part of Nelson Mandela Day celebrations.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday, July 18 2023, deliver the keynote address at the national commemoration of the United Nations-endorsed Nelson Mandela International Day and will preside over the unveiling of two statues commemorating the legacy of former President Nelson Mandela.

A statue honouring the Father of the Nation will be unveiled at the Bhunga Building in Mthatha before the President delivers the keynote address and presides over a second unveiling at the Youth and Heritage Centre in Qunu, Eastern Cape.

The two monuments serve as a tribute to Madiba’s enduring impact on South Africa and the world and commemorate the 67 years he dedicated to the fight against apartheid.

The United Nations proclaimed the Nelson Mandela International Day in 2009. Since then, the Nelson Mandela Museum has observed the global Nelson Mandela International Day as a strategic opportunity to promote his values and foster his legacy.

A number of activities have been lined up to celebrate Mandela, including the unveiling of statues in Qunu and at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha.


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