Born in Cape Town in 1958, Zapiro couldn’t imagine a career in cartooning, so he studied architecture at University of Cape Town.

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'Fourscore - Mandela's First Eighty Years':
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© Zapiro | Jul 16, 1998 | Mail & Guardian

Fourscore - Mandela's First Eighty Years

THE WORLD'S FAVOURITE OCTOGENARIAN is heralded in this Zapiro tribute which dissects Madiba's life experience into four quadrants, headed by the iconic opening words of US President Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address. For South Africans, the making of our democratic founding father over the preceding eighty years were as significant as those 87 referred to by Lincoln were to America's democracy. [Originally published in Black, this cartoon was later colourised for Zapiro's book: 'The Mandela Files']

Watch this MEDIA24 clip on Zapiro's Mandela.