RAMAPHOSA TO UNVEIL MANDELA STATUE AT UN HQ ON HERITAGE DAY

RAMAPHOSA TO UNVEIL MANDELA STATUE AT UN HQ ON HERITAGE DAY

While South Africans celebrate Heritage Day on home soil on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa will extend the country’s historic legacy by unveiling a statue of late president Nelson Mandela at the UN headquarters in New York.

Ramaphosa jetted in to the Big Apple at the weekend, to join a number of world leaders as he leads a delegation on a working visit to the city for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Ramaphosa will unveil the statue together with the UN Secretary General António Guterres.
Mandela’s widow Graça Machel and two of his daughters will attend the unveiling, as well as National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, who was also in New York for the unveiling, wished citizens a happy Heritage Day.

“This is a great opportunity for us not only to teach our counterparts about our heritage, but to learn more and create a better understanding of each other’s customs, cultural values & practices,” he said on his Twitter account.

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