Monumental: Nelson Mandela – 6m statue


(Photo by eNCA reporter Lenyaro Sello)

“Nelson Mandela is now a symbol of dignity, a symbol of forgiveness, a symbol of peace and the symbol of freedom that we Palestinians are struggling to achieve… Having Mandela with us is not about the statue – it is about the spirit of Mandela being with the Palestinians as we used to have it before he left us. Nelson Mandela is now in Ramallah and his spirit is around us,”    Eng. Musa Hadid – Mayor of Ramallah

Sculpted with the assistance of Cristina Salvoldi and Lungisa Kala, the monument stands in Nelson Mandela Square, Ramallah and serves as a symbol of solidarity with the people of Palestine from the City of Johannesburg.

Medium: Bronze, Height: 6m

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