Thanks to Glynnis, I now have a photo of myself with Madiba.
Well, with a larger-than-life bronze statue of him anyway.
The photo was taken at yesterday’s 94th Birthday Celebration for Madiba at the Nobel Square at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
P.S. In case you’re wondering what that bizarre red figure is in the background, it is an 18 metre tall statue, resembling a gigantic seated Lego man. It is made up of 4200 discarded Coca Cola crates, though it looks like some of the fingers went missing during the recent winter storms. Designed by agency Porky Hefer, this figure – named ‘Elliot’? – is supposed to remind us of the importance of recycling, but personally I think it’s an eyesore. Wouldn’t you rather have an unobstructed view of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak?