Nelson Mandela’s image will be imprinted on all South African bank notes, Reuters reports. The move was made to honour his role in the fight against apartheid in South Africa.
“It is a befitting tribute to a man who became a symbol of this country’s struggle for freedom, human rights and democracy,” South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said.
“With this humble gesture, we are expressing our deep gratitude as the South African people, to a life spent in service of the people of this country and in the cause of humanity worldwide.”
The new notes will be in circulation by end of year.
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