Giant erection: Three tonnes Statue of Robert Mugabe Built In Zimbabwe

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A 3,8 metre sculpture of President Robert Mugabe has been mounted at State House in Zimbabwe.

The piece of art made out of springstone was done by award winning veteran sculptor, Dominic Benhura and took six months to complete.benhura

Benhura, who has remained one of Zimbabwe’s most prominent artists since 1987, said he came up with the idea of honouring President Mugabe after being inspired by the man himself.

Using a simple chisel, raspers and sand paper on springstone, the sculpture is Benhura’s first ever portrait.

It weighs three tonnes and was polished as a way of finishing it off with clear wax.