Bataung Memorials is set to redo Robbie Malinga’s 7-ton ‘statue tombstone’ after social media was inundated with comments about the lack of resemblance it had to the music icon.
Lebohang Khitsane, CEO of Bataung Memorials said that they have decided to go back to the drawing board, after the negative feedback on social media.
“We have seen the feedback on social media and have decided to remove the tombstone and redesign it based on that. People have pointed out that the features on the statue do not resemble Robbie 100%,” said Khitsane.
Khitsane said he made the decision because as a company they pride themselves on “shocking” the industry with unique tombstones.
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“I always say, we never fail, we learn. Whether the feedback is good or bad, you have to take it and learn from it. So we will go back to the drawing board and take it to the next level.”
“As an innovative company, we strive to create new things and make better tombstones. We acknowledge and take in what everyone has said about the statue & redo it. We thank you for your constant support and feedback.” – Lebogang Khitsane