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The artist is inspired by his work which attracts different people from different races.


the artist is inspired by his work


Lungelo Gumede standing next to a statue of Nelson Mandela adorned with Xhosa culture The Heritage Day Exhibition, which opened yesterday at the Umhlanga shopping mall.


The Pearls will continue until October 31 in honor of the culture and celebration of Heritage Month.


“Having decided to do it at a mall visited by all sorts of people, I would like to convey the message of the importance of promoting our culture and heritage in this country.

I even dressed up the sculptures I made with different cultural costumes because I wanted everyone to be proud of our beauty and heritage, ”explains the artist.


He said seeing white people and Indians rejoicing over his work was what impressed him and inspired him to perform his shows in places visited by all races.


The exhibition features statues of veterans such as former black president Nelson Mandela, Jacob Zuma and former president, the late Shembe church chief, Vimbeni Shembe and others.

Among the women are Zuma's wife, Sizakele Zuma, and Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.


Explaining the reason for including the women in the exhibition, he said it was because they were the best known for their dignity.


Among the chiefs who chose to advertise their costumes, he used Isilo Samabanda, Goodwill Zwelithini, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Inkosi Dinizulu kaCetshwayo and others. Admission to this show is free.

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Heritage Month Lungelo Gumede Nelson Mandela Vimbeni Shembe Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

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