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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma is expected to unveil a life-size statue of African National Congress (ANC) anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Oliver Reginald Tambo on Thursday morning.

The Presidency said Zuma will unveil the statue at the OR Tambo International Airport, which is named after him.

O.R. Tambo served as ANC president from 1967 to 1991. He died at the age of 75 in Johannesburg on 24 April 1993.

The statue unveiling ceremony forms part of the OR Tambo centenary celebrations that are being held across the country under the theme "Life and Legacy of OR Tambo".