Zapiro writes:

"After the police massacre of 34 miners, Malema opportunistically exploited the leadership vacuum. Days later, nauseating political jockeying saw the official service folding and then Cabinet ministers having to flee the unofficial service when it turned into a chaotic anti-Zuma rally. The first rough sketch I did was of a pile of bodies. It felt disrespectful and I quickly redrew it showing coffins instead."



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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'Fighting for the Moral High Ground':
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© Zapiro | Aug 24, 2012 | Mail & Guardian

Fighting for the Moral High Ground

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