- Vocal politician Mmusi Maimane took to Twitter to post a photo of a statue of South Africa’s first democratic president, Nelson Mandela
- In his post, he questions how much the three-legged structure cost to which many South African online responded with humour
- It is reported that the figure was built in Kimberley, Northern Cape is said to cost a hefty R10 million
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South African politician, Mmusi Maimane shared an image of a statue of South Africa’s first democratic president, Nelson Mandela.
The structure stands on three legs holding up a cut-out of Madiba, in the middle of what looks like a park or sports ground.
The unimpressed former DA leader captioned his Twitter post:
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“How much was this?”
According to Opera News, the three-legged pole statue is situated in Kimberely of the Northern Cape province and was said to cost a staggering R10 million.
“It took Sol Plaatjie local municipality 3 years to complete this project and it was finally completed in 2018. The statue was a special tribute to the late struggle icon Nelson Mandela on his 100th birthday on 18 July 2018.”
In true Mzansi fashion, netizens shared the witty remarks on the expensive monument in response to Maimane’s tweet:
“Apparently R10 million..in Kimberly Galeshewe.”
“Leventy leven taozen.”
“Why do they go through the trouble anymore?? Might as well just transfer the money from the municipal account to their personal accounts, they won't get arrested or anything mos.”
“Is this real? I honestly thought it was just some photoshopped exaggeration to make a point.”
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Nelson Mandela home transformed into luxury hotel
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that South Africa’s first democratic president, the late Nelson Mandela left a lasting mark extending beyond generations.
To preserve and honour the legacy of the iconic leader, his home, which had been a symbol of his presidency and struggle against apartheid, has now been transformed into a luxury hotel.
Madiba and members of his family lived at the residence between 1992 and 1998. He was based there while negotiating the multi-party talks that led to South Africa’s democratic rebirth, South Africa’s famous 1995 Rugby World Cup win, the first elections, and his presidency.
Source: Briefly News