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Prisoners enormous blanket honours Mandela s humanitarian work

Pretoria - Hundreds of prisoners have crocheted a 7 000-square metre blanket in honour of late anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. The enormous blanket, unveiled on Tuesday, depicts the face of the former president and is made up of more than 3 000 smaller squares. Revealed at the Zonderwater Prison outside Pretoria, the crocheted artwork is meant to mark the centenary of Mandela s birth this year. The project is spearheaded by 67 Blankets, a non-profit organization that began crocheting blankets in hon

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