eThekwini slams those opposed to R20m statues as being against black unity

schumi

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Two new statues of struggle icons by artist Lungelo Gumede will be erected later this year.


Two new statues of Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo which will be erected in Durban this year will set the city back R20 million, eNCA reports.
The statues will be the work of artist Lungelo Gumede, already well known for, among other works, four bronze statues of former presidents Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, and Jacob Zuma, as well as current president Cyril Ramaphosa, which currently grace Durban’s M4 highway.
According to The Sunday Tribune, those statues were a mere R1.9 million. Why the next two will cost so much more is unclear.
While reports that the two statues had been commissioned have been reported on for at least a year, their steep R20 million price tag appears to be news to many South Africans. An article in KwaZulu-Natal’s Mercury in March 2018 reported the value of the statues was even higher at R21 million, adding that R14 million would need to be diverted from other projects by the municipality to make it happen.
More at: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-af...to-r20m-statues-as-being-against-black-unity/
 

VooDooC

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R14 million would need to be diverted from other projects by the municipality to make it happen.
Not against unity, against spending money on **** that will not be a benefit to anyone while the masses are still starving and jobless.
 

schumi

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From the current statues

Wait, is that Thabo Mbeki? The KZN statue that has everyone confused

In celebration of its 107th birthday, the ANC has erected statues of its past leaders along the M4 in Durban North, but everyone is asking, who is the man next to Nelson Mandela?

The statues include ANC leaders and stalwarts including Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa as well as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Albertina Sisulu.
Mbeki's statue caught the eyes of many on social media who were questioning who the man standing between Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma was, saying that the statue did not resemble the former president.






The statue of former ANC President Thabo Mbeki Image:Twitter/@zwelitom

More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/politic...ki-the-kzn-statue-that-has-everyone-confused/
 

Mista_Mobsta

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This is what is referred to as bread and circuses...though someone should maybe tell the ANC to maybe include the bread amongst this circus in SA!
Jacob Zuma statue...anyone have a spare old showerhead handy? I have found a good use for it...
 

MeNeZ

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Where is the cost coming from, is it the dudes cost per hour?

The statue of liberty cost $250k...just sayin (I know it was a different time so cost is not the same as today but still)
 

SirFooK'nG

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They can't even complete the Durban Go project that has been at a standstill for a year now. Our roads in Pinetown / New Germany are a disgrace, diversions, half built intersections with incomplete traffic lights... Fix that shyte first you incompetent morons....
 

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They can't even complete the Durban Go project that has been at a standstill for a year now. Our roads in Pinetown / New Germany are a disgrace, diversions, half built intersections with incomplete traffic lights... Fix that shyte first you incompetent morons....
To be fair to them, they actually can't finish it... the contractors have all been threatened with death if they are seen working....
 

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I say build the statues. So when the masses start rioting again for service delivery or whatever, they have something to look at while they burn **** down.
 

SirFooK'nG

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To be fair to them, they actually can't finish it... the contractors have all been threatened with death if they are seen working....
Unacceptable in my opinion... a minority (taxi bosses) have cost us billions here. The Army should have been used to protect the construction. Such a useless Government / municipality. I wont even begin to detail the incompetence of the planning, digging and then re-digging up to 5 times in one intersection each time after it gets tarred & paved.
 
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