Zapiro writes:

"The M&G got the scoop and coined the name for the planned utopia that just happens to be next to Zuma’s home village, Nkandla, and which will cost taxpayers R1 billion. Buildings are handy to use metaphorically in cartoons. The figurative use of the word ‘undermining’ comes from its literal use in building. This cartoon was done before the scandal broke about the R240 million we’re forking out for his personal homestead".



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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'Zumaville Built on Clay':
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© Zapiro | Aug 10, 2012 | Mail & Guardian

Zumaville Built on Clay

THIS CARTOON WAS RANKED AMONGST THE M&G's 10 Most Popular ZAPIRO Cartoons of 2012. See his note in the Sidelines column above.