Statue of Paul Kruger in Church Square
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Statue of Paul Kruger in Church Square

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A statue of Paul Kruger is found in the center of Church Square , and is visible from anywhere in the square. The Kruger National Park is named after him, as well as the Krugerrand coin, which features the face of Paul Kruger.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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