Painting exposes Zuma’s genitals – again

2012-08-28 18:50

Another painting of President Jacob Zuma with his private parts exposed has gone on display at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town, according to a report.

According to the Star, artist Ayanda Mabulu’s painting of Zuma wearing traditional attire and his penis exposed, entitled “Umshini Wam” (weapon of mass destruction) went on display yesterday and is part of an exhibition – “Our Fathers”.

The exhibition also has works of artist Brett Murray whose controversial painting, “The Spear”, resulted in protests against Johannesburg’s Goodman Gallery in May.

The Spear, another painting depicting Zuma with his genitals exposed, was later removed by the Goodman Gallery and the City Press website.

The artwork was also classified with a rating of “16N” by the Film and Publication Board because it displays nudity.

Mabulu’s painting is priced at R75 000.

“He is not naked; I did not paint him with an uncircumcised penis. This is a metaphor that shows he is not a boy; he is a man, an elder, a father, a leader,” Mabulu was quoted as saying.

“In this painting I’m engaging my elder in the language of my mother tongue, the language that carries the culture of my people, the language he understands the most.

“Through this painting, I respectfully, as one of his children, ask my father why he is starving us. Why he is negating his duties to his children, the citizens of South Africa.”

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