Madiba bust back up

A police vehicle reversed into the bust just a day after it was erected outside the National Assembly

A bronze bust of Nelson Mandela was unveiled outside Parliament on 28 April 2014. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A bronze bust of former president Nelson Mandela is back up at Parliament.

A police vehicle reversed into the bust just a day after it was erected outside the National Assembly earlier this week.

President Jacob Zuma, ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) were among the hundreds of people who attended the unveiling.

The R2,5 milllion bust was dented and scraped and had to be removed for repairs.

Parliament's spokesperson Luzuko Jacobs said, "The bust is there now and South Africans can once again visit Parliament to view the bust and take pictures."

Jacobs said the bust's right shoulder was scratched and slightly dented in the accident.

Dali Tambo's company was controversially given a closed tender for the two-metre statue.

Video: Madiba bust unveiled outside National Assembly.

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