It’s likely Nelson Mandela would have chuckled over the whole thing. The rabbit thing, that is. It seems the sculptors of his statue in Pretoria, South Africa, put a tiny rabbit in his left ear as their signature or trademark.
The statue was unveiled a month ago, but only recently did someone notice the rabbit. In their defense, the artists say they put it there when the Department of Arts and Culture, which commissioned the statue, prohibited their actual signatures on the statue’s trousers.
The artists, Ruhan Janse van Vuuren and Andre Prinsloo, have apologized and will be removing the rabbit. Officials, meantime, are supposedly trying to figure out an appropriate way for the artists to sign their work.