Helen Zille shares news about new Mandela statue and gets unexpected response

Helen Zille shares news about new Mandela statue and gets unexpected response

- On 24 July a bronze statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled on the balcony at Cape Town City Hall - It was here that Mandela gave a speech after he was released from prison in 1990

- When Helen Zille tweeted about the unveiling, South Africans responded by saying they don't want it

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Democratic Alliance Premier of the Western Cape province Helen Zille shared the news that a Mandela statue was unveiled, but South Africans weren't exactly impressed.

Many tweeps reacted to her tweet by saying they don't need statues, the money could have been spent on helping those in need in the country.

Twitter user @Pmjtazzgp1 wondered how many people may have gotten RDP houses with the money used for the new statue.

@FrankRamidi compared the statue to Jacob Zuma's Nkandla...

Briefly.co.za learned that there are plans to erect statues of other struggle figures like Walter Sisulu as well.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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