UN: SA taxpayers foot the bill for Mandela statue

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UN: SA taxpayers foot the bill for Mandela statue
UN: SA taxpayers dock up for Mandela statue. Photo: Die Vryburger

The South African taxpayer had to again cough up for the semi god Nelson Mandela.

This time the South African government donated a statue of Nelson Mandela to the UN, and it was unveiled by Cyril Ramaphosa while attending the UN General Assembly in New York.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has thanked South Africa for donating the statue to the UN.

What the cost of the statue and its transport was by courier is not known. However, the UN only decided a few weeks ago to accept the image after South Africa offered it as a gift.

The sculptors are two Afrikaners, André Otto and André Prinsloo, who did the work in half the normal time. Observers say that had “affirmative action” sculptors been used it would have not have been completed in time.

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