- Hendrick Chebanga famously built a police helicopter replica in 2017
- He has now built a giant statue of a policeman as well as police car replicas
- His creations are causing a stir among motorists in Hammanskraal
A talented artist in Hammanskraal, Pretoria, is causing quite a stir among motorists with his supercool statue of a policeman and replicas of police cars.
Hendrick Chebanga first won the spotlight in 2017 when he built an impressive replica of a police helicopter, as Briefly.co.za reported.
According to Daily Sun, creates his amazing artworks to pay tribute to the police who once saved his life.
Hendrick said his next project is a fully functional vehicle, which he has already dubbed "The Mandela" after the late Nelson Mandela. He explained:
I want to be the first African to build his own car. I have been working on it and by November, it will be ready and on the road.
We are free because of Madiba. My car is going to be the first African car made in Africa by an African.
Hendrick, 30, sells smaller police car replicas as toys or ornaments for kids. He intends to establish his own art gallery once he obtains financing for it.
As Briefly.co.za reported, Hendrick got a ride in a real helicopter last year courtesy of a well-wisher who was impressed by his replica.
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