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Nelson Mandela banknotes to be issued by South Africa

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by BabuK, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. BabuK

    BabuK JF-Expert Member

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    South Africa is to issue a complete set of banknotes bearing the image of its first black president, Nelson Mandela.
    Mr Mandela, now 93, was released from prison on 11 February 1990 after 27 years in prison.

    President Jacob Zuma said the banknotes were a "humble gesture" to express South Africa's "deep gratitude".
    Mr Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his campaign against white minority rule (apartheid). He was elected president the following year.
    Known affectionately by his clan name "Madiba", he has now retired from public life.
    Speaking at the central bank in Pretoria, President Jacob Zuma called Mr Mandela's release "the beginning of a new era of hope".
    "With this humble gesture, we are expressing our deep gratitude as the South African people, to a life spent in service of the people of this country and in the cause of humanity worldwide," he said.
    Advance notice of the news conference at the central bank had briefly rattled the markets, jittery about the state of South Africa's economy.
    No date for the release of the new notes has yet been announced. Production has already begun, but the latest edition of the currency will only be distributed towards the end of the year.
  2. Saint Ivuga

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    kwani tanzania tunamuwekaga nani vile?
  3. Shine

    Shine JF-Expert Member

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    Ni jambo zuri sana kwani imemgarimu miaka mingi sana katika maisha yake kuikomboa nchi yao, hongera zuma kwakumkonsida babu mandela
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    Tulipokua na rais mwenye sura 'nzito' tukaona itakua so kuweka picha yake, ikabidi tuweke wanyama.
    Ila nimeski kwa kuwa chekacheka ni handsama, picha yake inaweza tumika!
  5. The Boss

    The Boss JF-Expert Member

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    its about time
  6. MadameX

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    I wonder why it so long for such decision
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    hii habari ya kuweka kila picha ya raisi kwa note halina maana ndo maana hata thamani zinashuka..waweke za waasisi wa nchi kama hivyo SA,TZ, USA..hongera SA kuona hilo
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    A well spent life in pursuit of justice of South Africa people. Madiba is the iconic figure in the world due to his humble life and non-violent approach of fighting apartheid regime.