Nelson Mandela rose unveiled

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation has unveiled an orange and vermilion rose named after the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first black president.

The foundation, which promotes Mr Mandela’s legacy, showed off the rose at its headquarters in Johannesburg.

The Mandela rose is expected to be sold locally and internationally and proceeds will go to the foundation.

Chief executive Sello Hatang said Mr Mandela appreciated gardening and cared for the environment.

Ndileka Mandela, the granddaughter of former president Nelson Mandela, walks past a poster of her grandfather during the unveiling of the Mandela rose (Themba Hadebe/AP)
Ndileka Mandela walks past a poster of her grandfather during the unveiling of the Mandela rose (Themba Hadebe/AP)

The foundation is marking the centenary of the birth of Mr Mandela, who died in 2013 at the age of 95.

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