I would like to draw you in on this controversial painting of my president Zuma. What's your take. For me, its not a big issue...the president has, in the past, done more than enough to humiliate himself and paint a far worse image of himself by sleeping with an HIV positive woman.
Later he said he took a shower to minimise risk of getting HIV. Living in country that is suffering the HIV/aids epidermic I've found that terrible shocking from a man who wanted to be a leader and hold highest office in the country. Also he has been in and out the court on corruptions allegations against himself...At some stage he failed to keep his zip up and impregnant a daughter of his friend .Now that, to me, doesnt describe a good leader. He is accountable for the way people portray him and, hence this SPEAR painting. If he played his cards right paintings like this wouldnt exist.
I hold nothing against my president but I fail to understand why the ANC pretends as if they dont know where does this drama comes from. Why ANC so cross like this??? Its just a painting. Not so long ago, Malema was singing a song with lyrics like" THIS SHOWER MAN IS GIVING US PROBLEMS" they didnt dealt with him like the way they have done on this painting.
'THE SPEAR' painting may be vandalised, but it will not be forgotten.
Themba Siwela was born in the 1970's in a humble village north of Durban called Kwa Mashu. He left school early to earn his keep, gathering his pencils, paints and…>
Censors: You Can't Just Diss-A-Spear
[see the cartoonist's notes in the Sidelines column]