Monday, 13 February 2012

Nelson Mandela's Face Graces New South African Bank Notes

By: David Ngwaba

                   SA president Jacob Zuma holding the note with Mandela's face on it

One of the world's greatest statesmen, anti-apartheid activist and the first democratically elected president of South Africa - President Nelson Mandela, 93, has been honoured by his countrymen with his image on the country's bank notes. 

His face repaces designs featuring the "big five" safari animals - Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino. All five notes - 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 rand will now bear Mandela's face on the front. 

Dude! he gets to spend his own money. Talk about honour to whom it is due.*

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