27 April 2015
City of Cape Town is today
honouring the legacy of former state president Nelson Mandela.
Spokesperson for the executive
Mayor Zara Nicholson says the city is filled with exuberance and hope, as
Nelson Mandela’s words signalled the start of our journey on the path to
Nicholson added that Cape Town
has always had a special association with Nelson Mandela who felt a close
affinity for the city in which he spent 27 years of his life as a prisoner.
Nicholson says” we are proud
to honour tata Madiba today with the unveiling of the sculpture on Freedom Day.
This was donated to the City
of Cape Town, and we believe it is an honour to Nelson Mandela by placing it at
our iconic venue of the city hall where he made his first speech upon his
release from prison on February 11th 1990.
Meanwhile, the Democratic
Alliance says, on the 27 April 1994, the chains of oppression in South Africa
were cast off and freedom was felt for the first time.
DA national spokesperson
Phumzile Van Damme says Nelson Mandela was a South African who worked every day
Van Damme says our freedom
came through peace overcoming violence, and through love overcoming hate.
A culture of Xenophobia is not
the South African way, it is not the Madiba way.
Van Damme added said the DA is
today in Bloemfontein to commemorate 21 years of our democracy and to honour
the legacy our first president democratic South Africa Nelson Mandela.
The DA in Free State has laid
flowers at Mandela statue just to say we need to be aware of where we come from
as the country in order to progress, Van Damme added.
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