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/ 18 February 2008

Shaka statue to be ‘very high’ but not 106m

A statue of King Shaka Zulu ka Senzangakhona to be built north of Durban will be ”very high” but not 106m tall, the KwaZulu-Natal premier’s office said on Monday. Logan Maistry, spokesperson for Premier S’bu Ndebele, said the exact height and cost of the statue cannot be determined until architects complete the design.

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/ 16 February 2008

R200m statue of King Shaka for KwaZulu-Natal

A 106m statue of King Shaka Zulu ka Senzangakhona will be built on the banks of the Thukela River north of Durban, media reports said on Saturday. The statue would cost about R200-million to build and was expected to be 13m higher than the Statue of Liberty in New York. A feasibility study estimated that the statue would attract 4 000 visitors a day.

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/ 2 November 2007

Shaka Zulu star Henry Cele dies

Actor Henry Cele, famous for his role as Shaka Zulu, died in Durban’s St Augustine’s Hospital on Friday afternoon. The 58-year old actor passed away in the intensive-care unit of the hospital, a statement released by the hospital said. He had been admitted to the hospital more than a week ago with a chest infection.