A bust sculpture of Nelson Mandela, known as Madiba in South Africa, was unveiled at the Beijing Jintai Arts Museum to commemorate 100 years since Mandela’s birth .
It was also used to mark 20 years of diplomatic relations between South Africa and China.
The bust and inscription were contributed to by the SA Embassy in Beijing and Consulates General in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
SA Minister of Arts and Culture Mr. Nathi Mthethwa was present as a guest of honor alongside other senior government officials.
During the unveiling, the national anthems of the Republic of South Africa and the People’s Republic of China were played, and a number of guests placed flowers under the statue.
2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela.