KING DINUZULU STATUE TO BE UNVEILED AT LAST

IMMORTALISED: King Dinuzulu's statue. Pic. Thuli Dlamini. © Sowetan.
IMMORTALISED: King Dinuzulu's statue. Pic. Thuli Dlamini. © Sowetan.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier S'bu Ndebele announced yesterday that the King Dinuzulu statue would finally be unveiled on September 20.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier S'bu Ndebele announced yesterday that the King Dinuzulu statue would finally be unveiled on September 20.

The statue, next to General Louis Botha's at the Durban city centre's entrance, was erected a year ago as a "sign of peace between the Zulus and whites".

There has been a lot of concern and uncertainty among the people of KwaZulu-Natal as it seemed the statue, which has been under guard on a 24-hour basis, was just a waste of taxpayers' money.

Speaking in Durban during the launch of Tourism Month, Ndebele said the statue would finally be unveiled this month.

"In the past four years we have positioned our presentation of the heritage of KwaZulu-Natal under a conscientious theme and message that, through heritage, we tell the story of the Zulu people and the people of KwaZulu-Natal.

Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (1868-1913) was the king of the Zulu nation from 20 May 1884 until his death in 1913. - Canaan Mdletshe

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