It is shocking and disappointing that the statue of Nelson Mandela at Cape Town City Hall was removed on the day we celebrated the 29th Anniversary of his release from prison, the very event this statue commemorates.
I acknowledge that the film industry is a significant contributor to the economy of Cape Town, and South Africa, but there was no need to have had the statue removed for the film shoot. I am sensitive to the needs of a film production, but it is common to digitally remove objects in camera shot in post production.
We should never compromise our liberation history and heritage under any circumstances
12 February 2019