Zip Zap circus to perform for Mandela Day

South Africa - Cape Town - 7 July 2020 - Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa was opened in 1956 through public subscription as a memorial to soldiers lost in the Second World War. The suggestion that the memorial take the form of a children's hospital was proposed by Vyvyan U.T. Watson. Mr Watson, a prominent businessman, had lost his first born and only son, Peter Tennant Watson, at about four years old, to an outbreak of diphtheria in Cape Town. Mr Watson was a major force in steering the organization of the building of the hospital. The Peter Pan statue on the Hospital grounds, sculpted by Ivan Mitford-Barberton, was donated by Mr Watson and his wife, Gwendolyn. Mr Watson was later President of the South African Red Cross Society. It is one of two dedicated children's public hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only a few dedicated children's hospitals in the Southern hemisphere.Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)
Zip Zap performers Jacobus Classen and Jason Barnard execute a circus move in front of Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The circus, which is based in the City Centre, will later this month pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on his birthday, July 18,with a free virtual screening of The Caretaker to children in paediatric hospitals, shelters and children’s homes, locally and abroad.