Press Release

09 October 2014

Unveiling of the Bust of Nelson Mandela by Glasgow City Council

The Glasgow City Council will this morning unveil a statue of former President Nelson Mandela in the City Chambers. This follows an announcement made by Lord Provost of Glasgow City Council on Mandela Day this year that the City had commissioned the bust. At the time of making the announcement, Lord Provost pronounced that the bust will “act as a lasting legacy of former President Mandela and as a permanent reminder of Glasgow’s long standing support for the people of South Africa”.

South Africa warmly accepts this recognition and gesture of undying friendship between its people and the people of Glasgow. This ceremony marks exactly twenty-one years since the City Council awarded former President Mandela with the Freedom of the City on 09 October 1993.

The South African Government will be represented during the unveil ceremony by its High Commissioner, Mr Obed Mlaba, and its Honorary Consul for the Scotland region, Mr Brian Filling.

Issued by the South African High Commission in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

For enquiries please contact:

Mr Oarabile Motlhaga
Media Officer
South African High Commission
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DP
9 Duncannon Street
Tel No: +44 (0) 207 4517167



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