Mandela statue for parliament?

In this article, the DA is calling for a statue of Mandela to be put up in the parliamentary precinct. The last time they suggested it (in 2000) the idea was rebuffed by the ANC which said they don’t like putting up statues of people still alive. That’s not necessarily a bad policy, but it does kind of ring hollow when they’ve already named a city and a university after the man. My suspicion is they’re irritated that it’s the DA who suggested the idea, thereby by spearing the DA-wants-apartheid-back myth that the ANC is so fond of spouting about the opposition.

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