South African military jet fighters fly past a nine-metre (30ft) bronze statue of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela statue unveiled in Pretoria by Zuma

A statue of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, has been unveiled in the capital, Pretoria, on the country's National Day of Reconciliation.

The nine-metre (30ft) bronze statue stands outside the Union Buildings, the government headquarters.

The statue's unveiling came the day after a 10-day period of mourning and celebrating Mr Mandela's life, following his death earlier in December.

  • 16 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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