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Triple monument for Mandela, Zulu King and Sivananda in S Africa unveiled

Press Trust of India  |  Johannesburg 

A triple monument as a mark of respect to the former South African Nelson Mandela, Zulu Zwelithini and was unveiled in a public park in on Thursday.

Besides the first busts erected together of Mandela and Zwelithini, there is also the latest Sivananda Peace Pillar, a project initiated by South African Indian-origin philanthropist and

Ramlutchman has also been anointed as an adopted son of the Zulu King,

"I have been associated with the Zulu monarch and the Zulu nation since I was 20 years old. I was touched by the simplicity and the contribution of and Dr to society and decided to honour them by commissioning this monument of peace in honour of them," Ramlutchman said.

Zwelithini commended Ramlutchman for having installed 14 Sivananda Peace Pillars across the province of KwaZulu-already.

"The Sivananda Peace Pillars are a beacon of unity in diversity. They are a source of inspiration and a reminder that peace and love should transcend our human limitations," Ramlutchman said, adding that he was humbled when the Dalai Lama gave his unconditional support for the project.

Ramlutchman said the latest monument would also include a plaque commemorating the first Indian indentured labourers who arrived in in 1860.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 11:16 IST