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For the first time, Cyril Coetzee has unveiled the privately-owned artwork he created as a companion piece to his official presidential portrait of Madiba

Local portrait artist Cyril Coetzee explored various ideas of the former president all the way through Mandela’s presidency.

He has painted multiple portraits of Mandela, most notably his official presidential portrait – the one that was used on a postage stamp.

Coetzee has recently revealed that he painted a companion portrait to the presidential portrait, which will be shown to the public for the first time, courtesy of the current owner, who wishes to remain private.