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President unveils bronze bust of Nelson Mandela as South Africa marks 20 years of democracy

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    A bust of former South African President Nelson Mandela after it's unveiling by dignitaries at the South African Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, April 28, 2014. South African President Jacob Zuma and members of the South African Parliament unveiled the bust of Mandela at Parliament, forming part of celebrations for 20-years anniversary of a democratic Parliament in South Africa after the end of white rule. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam) (The Associated Press)

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    A bust of former South African President Nelson Mandela after it's unveiling by dignitaries at the South African Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, April 28, 2014. South African President Jacob Zuma and members of the South African Parliament unveiled the bust of Mandela at Parliament, forming part of celebrations for 20-years anniversary of a democratic Parliament in South Africa after the end of white rule. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam) (The Associated Press)

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    South African President Jacob Zuma, second left, talks with Mandla Mandela, left, after they and other dignitaries unveiled a bust of former South African President Nelson Mandela, right, at the South African Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, April 28, 2014. South African President Jacob Zuma and members of the South African Parliament unveiled the bust of Mandela at Parliament, forming part of celebrations for 20-years anniversary of a democratic Parliament in South Africa after the end of white rule. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam) (The Associated Press)

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    South African President Jacob Zuma, second left, react with Mandla Mandela, left, after they and other dignitaries unveiled a bust of former South African President Nelson Mandela, right, at the South African Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, April 28, 2014. South African President Jacob Zuma and members of the South African Parliament unveiled the bust of Mandela at Parliament, forming part of celebrations for 20-years of a democratic Parliament in South Africa after the end of white rule. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam) (The Associated Press)

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    South African President Jacob Zuma, second left, points after he and other dignitaries unveiled a bust of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the South African Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, April 28, 2014. South African President Jacob Zuma and members of the South African Parliament unveiled the bust of Mandela at Parliament, forming part of celebrations for 20-years anniversary of a democratic Parliament in South Africa after the end of white rule. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam) (The Associated Press)

South Africa's president has unveiled a bronze bust more than 2 meters (6 feet) high of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in front of the Parliament building in Cape Town as the country celebrates 20 years of democracy.

President Jacob Zuma said Monday that in paying tribute to Mandela, parliament remembers what he stood for: "equality, justice, human rights, reconciliation, forgiveness and unity."

Mandela's election in 1994 ended decades of white-racist rule. The former president died in December at 95.

The celebration marking the end of apartheid comes a week before South Africans head to the polls for elections that are likely to see the ruling African National Congress return to power with a smaller majority, reflecting discontent with the movement that led the fight against apartheid.