Ramaphosa unveils Madiba statue at UN headquarters
The president says he hopes the 1.9-metre sculpture will serve as a constant reminder of the role Mandela played in advocating for peace.
The president has unveiled a statue of Madiba at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York on Heritage Day.
President @CyrilRamaphosa, President of the UN General Assembly, Ms Maria Espinosa and UN Secretary General Mr António Guterres unveiling the Nelson Mandela Statue at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. #UNGA #Mandela100 #BetterAfricaBetterWorld pic.twitter.com/4iuk83RJWK— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) September 24, 2018
Ramaphosa has told delegates he hopes the 1.9-metre sculpture will serve as a constant reminder to the international community of the role Mandela played in advocating for peace.
“For those of us gathered here at the United Nations, Nelson Mandela will forever hold a special place in our hearts because of his dedication to the service of humanity and the promotion of peace throughout the world.”
(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)