South African artist brings Apartheid-era vehicle to Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A South African artist has brought his eye catching work to Miami Beach.

Ralph Ziman’s decommissioned, apartheid-era Casspir vehicle rolled around Miami Beach traffic on Monday morning before reaching its final destination at the Pulse Air Fair at Indian Beach Park, along 46th Street and Collins Avenue.

Commuters were able to see the 11-ton military vehicle alongside normal traffic.

“It was designed and used by the South African Police,” Ziman said. “It was a weapon of oppression, and what we wanted to do was take one of these Casspirs to Africanize it, to cover it in beads, to kinda change the narrative.”

The installment is part of Miami Art Week, which runs through Sunday.

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