Nightly News   |  December 16, 2013

30-ft Mandela statue unveiled in Pretoria

The statue was placed in front of the buildings where Nelson Mandela was sworn in as president 19 years ago. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>> keir, thanks. a new honor for the departed nelson mandela today. a 30-foot statue of him was unveiled at the capitol in pretoria at buildings once the seat of the apartheid government. the same place mandela was sworn in 19 years ago as south africa 's first democratically elected president. yesterday when the sun was high in the sky, in keeping with local tradition, nelson mandela was buried in qunu, his ancestral home.