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R15m plan to remove city statue

By on April 1, 2014

NELSON Mandela Bay ratepayers are in for a royal rates shock if plans to remove a historic statue in the Port Elizabeth city centre get off the ground.

Having enjoyed a commanding position over the city hall for more than a century, the historic Sicilian marble statue of Queen Victoria could be thrown from its pedestal outside the Main Library by Freedom Day, on April 27, if municipal plans around celebrations for the 20th anniversary of democracy get the go-ahead.

The staggering R15-million plan to remove the statue and replace it with a “20 years of freedom” commemoration plaque came to light in a startling disclosure by a well-placed municipal source yesterday.

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5 Responses to R15m plan to remove city statue

  1. Brenden Goliath

    Clearly an April Fool Day hoax.
    Well played!!!

  2. The thing that surprised me the most is that it’s Sicilian marble. Should fetch a tidy sum in an auction. And that’s not an April Fool’s joke

  3. Do you people ever look at a calender???? April Fool’s day and you are the fools!!!!!

  4. This idiotic thoughtless idea must be derailed,does the ANC think they can ride roughshod over the British ancestry that still inhabit this city?This absurd plan must be fought tooth and nail!

  5. you have got to be kidding me. are you mad!!!! leave the sodding thing alone it is bothering no-one except those who have huge chips on their shoulders. we can not afford to waste money like this. no-one gives you the right to abuse our money like this. i am so angry over this i can spit sparks.enough is enough is enough. Dallas

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