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Pretoria City Hall outside
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The Pretoria City Hall features a 6,2m bronzed figure of Chief Tshwane, which was unveiled in a low-key ceremony outside the Pretoria city hall in 2006, months after it was erected and put under wraps.


A request for the statue to replace that of former Zuid-Afrikaanse Republic (ZAR) President Paul Kruger on Church Square (after whom the City of Pretoria was named) was met with outrage expressed by several opposition parties and citizens groups. The African National Congress in Pretoria quickly denied Chief Tshwane was to replace "Oom Paul", saying the chief would remain in front of the City Hall.

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Copyright: John Gore
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Taken: 12/10/2008
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