To mark Mandela’s centenary, President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a bronze statue of Nelson Mandela at the United Nation’s head office in New York this week.
While the statue is celebrating the icon that is Nelson Mandela, comedian Trevor Noah shared his thoughts about the latest depiction of Madiba during an episode of ‘The Daily Show’.
The statue was modelled after Mandela as he delivered his first ever speech about apartheid at the UN in 1990.
While the monument symbolises an important moment in global history, the statue has split the public’s opinions about its particular pose.
Trevor commented that the statue’s outstretched hands remind him of someone who has been caught by the police in America and begging the officers to not shoot him.
Sunday World reports that the comedian also pointed out that it was an odd decision to choose this pose over one of Madiba’s signature dance moves, but he thinks that after this, the UN should think about erecting a Gupta statue in New York.
Briefly.co.za learned that Trevor Noah is not the only one who have ridiculed the new statue, tweeps have been flooding social media with their comments on the latest monument to celebrate the legacy of Mandela.
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