Mandela’s legacy celebrated – News24

George Bizos and Mandla Mandela (Stefan Heunis, AFP) Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  Â·  Send us your stories Johannesburg – A year after his death, former president Nelson Mandela’s legacy was celebrated throughout the country on Friday. To commemorate the first anniversary, musician Johnny Clegg’s song, Asimbonanga, took on a new meaning. The Zulu word Asimbonanga means “we have not seen him”, and when the song was initially written in 1989, it reflected Mandela’s absence in South Africa, due to him being banned in the media. In a video released on YouTube on Thursday, Clegg is shown teaching the song to a group of…

Peta asks to adopt Mandela’s rabbit – Mail & Guardian Online

The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals has written to the department of arts and culture, asking if it could take over the bronze rabbit. Animal rights group Peta wants to adopt the bronze rabbit once it is removed from a statue of former president Nelson Mandela, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said on Thursday. “The group intends to use the miniature statue to highlight the plight of billions of rabbits and other animals who are slaughtered for their skins, used in forced labour or kept in chains and who are innocent but imprisoned and denied the chance to be free,” he said in a statement. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta)…