The south African government kept the promise they made on the 22nd anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison after serving 27 years for his stand against white majority by issuing new bank notes with the image of the former south African president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.
The new notes were first used by the Reserve Bank of South Africa Governor Gill Marcus at her neighborhood fruit market in Pretotia. She said that “Madiba” (Mandela’s popular name in South Africa) represents something special in South Africa and the world at large. She also said that Mandela is really an extraordinary person and immortalizing him is a way which they pay tribute to him.
94 year old former South African President Nelson Madiba Mandela became South Africa’s first black president in 1994.
more pix of the new banknotes with the image of former president Nelson Mandela