The Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation has launched a campaign to raise funds to create a statue of Nelson Mandela.
In 2020 the campaign is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (11 February 1990) and commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre (21 March 1960).
In 2019 the campaign clebrated the 25th anniversary of the first democratic election in South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as President.
In 2018 the campaign celebrated the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, which was also the 25th anniversary of his visit to Glasgow to receive the Freedoms of nine UK cities at a special ceremony on 9 October 1993.
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