Are Zapiro’s drawings of Zuma racist?

2015-11-30 06:00
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Zapiro launches figurines based on cartoons

2015-11-11 10:17

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Simphiwe

via SMS

Zapiro is not a racist. Jacob Zuma’s actions as president are questionable.

Jean Stevens

Eastern Cape

Before 1994, the word ‘racist’ was seldom used. Now, if you disagree with a person, you are racist even if you just remark on the way a person is dressed. This is stupid.

Monwabisi Gladman Mkwai

via SMS

Zapiro is not a racist because, in the absence of ministers being accountable in public to the constituents, or rather in the absence of the constituents, the only face we see is that of the president. In reality, the public is not supposed to challenge the president, but his troops – his Cabinet ministers – who are hiding behind him. They only open their mouths when they have left the world of politics. Zapiro is helping to close that gap.

Mary

Randfontein, Gauteng

Zapiro is not racist; he is as truthful as can be. Zuma is the one president who has cost us a lot. He has no regard for the millions of starving South Africans.

Chuene Maifala

Midvaal, Gauteng

It’s a true and total depiction of what exactly Mr Zuma’s mind is preoccupied with. It tells exactly what his priorities have been or could be in weeks, months or a year’s time. It has nothing to do with race.

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