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ANC President Jacob Zuma unveiled a bronze statue of former president Nelson Mandela on Naval Hill in Bloemfontein on Thursday.
Colourful balloons filled the air as Zuma removed a black sheet covering the artwork.
The unveiling came ahead of schedule as rain affected the official programme. Guests were accommodated in a big white tent behind the statue.
Mandela's statue looks in the direction of Waaihoek, where the ANC was established 100 years ago. - Sapa