Monument For Mandela

The United Nations has unveiled a statue in honour of Nelson Mandela.

The unveiling coincided with what would have been, the former president of South Africa president’s 100th birthday.

Mandela was honoured by UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres who said that the late freedom fighter embodied peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity, which are the highest values of the United Nations.

Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years, but four years after his release, he became the country’s first black president in the first multi-racial elections for South Africa.

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