Foun­da­tion ‘notes’ crit­i­cism of Tata statue

The Sunday Independent - - METRO -

CRIT­I­CISM of art­work de­pict­ing Nel­son Man­dela is noth­ing new be­cause the pub­lic will al­ways have its say about im­pres­sions not be­ing true re­flec­tions of the for­mer pres­i­dent’s like­ness.

The Nel­son Man­dela Foun­da­tion said this on Thurs­day in re­sponse to the back­lash on me­dia plat­forms to the Man­dela statue un­veiled at the UN in New York on Mon­day.

The con­tentious is­sue is Man­dela’s hair, with many ob­servers not­ing that it was straight and not the tra­di­tional in­ward curl.

Luzuko Koti, spokesper­son for the foun­da­tion, said: “We will note peo­ple’s com­ments. We will not dis­miss them.”

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