A nine-metre statue of OR Tambo was unveiled in Kempton Park on Tuesday morning by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Tuesday would have being Tambo’s 103rd birthday.
Ramaphosa said the statue symbolizes freedom and a united nation which is moving forward in the development of the vision of the struggle hero.
The statue showed Tambo holding a book in his hand which was stretched out in front of him.
The book resembles that of the freedom charter.
Ramaphosa paid tribute to him and said Tambo was the architect of South Africa’s freedom.
“It is, therefore, most fitting that this statue that we’ve erected here at the airport that is named after him is going to be a gateway to the continent and to the world.”
“As people who come to visit our country, taking their first steps on South African soil, they will see this magnificent bronze statue, gleaming in the South African sunlight.”
Honored: President , O.R. TAMBO!
Joining freedom lovers in Celebrating a formidable leader, a freedom fighter and one of our founding fathers of our democracy with an unveiling of his Stature
Long Live the spirit of Tambo !! pic.twitter.com/2Uf5eYxCaG
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) October 27, 2020
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