Rabbit in the ear

 24 Jan 2014 - 6:29


A tiny rabbit is seen in the right ear of a 9-metre bronze statue of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria. The rabbit was placed by the sculptors as a ‘small trademark’ after being told they were not allowed to add their signatures to the trousers of the sculpture. They said the rabbit symbolised the tight deadline they were working under, as “haas” (rabbit) in Afrikaans also translated to haste.