We Tour July 16, 2018 at 02:10 pm

Africa’s tallest statues that are true works of art you should know about

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson July 16, 2018 at 02:10 pm

July 16, 2018 at 02:10 pm | We Tour

Nelson Mandela Statue in South Africa

The large bronze statue of the first president of South Africa is located in the Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa. The statue is 29ft tall and is a statue of a standing Nelson Mandela. The sculpturing of the statue started in 2002 and was completed in 2004 taking 2 years to complete.

The fifth largest statue was sculpted by South Africans Jacob Maponyane and Kobus Hattingh. The Statue was unveiled on March 31, 2004, as part of the 10th. anniversary celebrations of the first democratic election in South Africa.


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