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ANCWL joins march on Goodman Gallery

2012-05-26 17:25

Johannesburg - The ANC Women's League joined the call for a march on the Goodman Gallery in Rosebank to protest two paintings on display, its spokesperson said on Saturday.

This was decided at a meeting of its National Executive Committee on Friday, ANCWL spokesperson Troy Martens said.

The march on the gallery will take place on Tuesday with the gathering meeting at the Zoo Lake at 09:00 and marching at 10:00.

Both works behind the protest are by Cape Town artist Brett Murray and part of his Hail to the Thief II exhibition which is on display at the Goodman Gallery from May 10 to June 16.

The first painting, The Spear, is of President Jacob Zuma displaying his genitals. The work was defaced on Tuesday and is the subject of court action by the ANC to have it removed from the gallery and taken off the website of the City Press newspaper.

'Human dignity can be debated'

The second work, titled Sold, is the ANC logo with the words "For Sale" and "Sold" painted over it.

"Sold" defaced the ANC logo, Martens said.

The executive committee felt the The Spear opened old wounds and brought back memories of a time when the dignity of black people had been undermined, she said.

"Human dignity is not something that can be debated; in a country where our past was fraught with indignity, human dignity becomes a non-negotiable right for all South Africans enshrined in our constitution and a nation building tool in our democracy," she said.

Martens said that while freedom of expression was a right, it was "not absolute" and came with responsibility.

"This painting has caused a lot of pain for many who do remember, and those who don't need to be reminded, of where we come from as South Africans," she said.

The dignity of people could not be disregarded for the benefit of freedom of expression, Martens said.

'Bold stand'

The Women's League had noted "the bold stand" of ordinary South Africans with no links to the ANC but who were so offended by the work they felt the need to destroy it.

"This painting is an icon of destruction towards our unified country and let's calls for its removal as a unified body of proud South African citizens from all walks of life," Martens said.

The Congress of the SA Trade Unions on Saturday called on all workers to also join the march.

"Cosatu calls on all workers, employed and unemployed, youth and students, and all who disagree with a painting of anybody's genitals, worst of all the president of the country, to join the march," spokesperson Patrick Craven said.

Comments
  • Helen - 2012-05-26 17:42

    Why not spend the time and energy on building something positive? Feeble, weak, pathetic!!!!

      Squeegee - 2012-05-26 18:02

      Total hypocrisy. They should be marching in protest against how the president treats women.

      Nicholas - 2012-05-26 18:59

      Just trying to get some cheap mileage out of it, thats all. After all, when else when the ANCWL get any attention?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-26 19:18

      Is it not great that we live in a democracy !! Next year, 2014, everybody who does not like Jacob Zumu, can vote for another party than the ANC. One of the pillars of democracy is, that the majority has to respect the minority, BUT ALSO that the minority respects the majority !!! Jacob Zuma at this very day , is the leader of the ANC, a party who won over 60 % of the vote in the last elections. If ANC members no longer want JZ to be their leader, THEY will make the change. But, be ready,because if they do, we will get to understand the word, "dictatorship" as we will have Tokyo Sexwale and his buddy Julius Melema !!!!!!!!!

      Isabel - 2012-05-26 19:32

      No Anthony, that's not what democracy is about. Nobody has to respect anybody just because they're in the majority, and a democracy means that the rights of minorities are protected. The majority will prevails only because of numbers. Respect doesn't come into it. I have no respect for the ANC.

      Irene - 2012-05-26 19:41

      Well said Isabel. Anthony assumes the cANCer will automatically be ruling again. Maybe one more term, but after that we can only hope that the rural masses start using their brains.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-26 20:08

      Isabel, I beg to differ with you, off course one must respect one's government, obviously not agree, but respect , yes. ""and a democracy means that the rights of minorities are protected"" Please explain, in what way are minorities not protected in SA. Irene, I actually would prefer a far less powerful ANC government, but I doubt this is going to happen , within the next 20 to 30 years !!!

  • Isabel - 2012-05-26 17:42

    Oh please. The ANC won't be happy till we have nothing left to read but the ANC Manifesto. Soon they'll be trying to invent a machine that finds out our thoughts in case they don't toethe party line. The people who are marching are not the kind who will ever set foot in the Goodman Gallery anyway, so if they don't like it why do they bother looking at it? Not one of them has a clue about the wider purpose of art. This has nothing to do with freedom of expression and everything to do with the ANC's feeble attempt to deflect attention from their shambles of an attempt at government.

      vlings - 2012-05-26 18:52

      Show me one thing the ANC and there cronies have done without a cost to us taxpayers. Zuma is a prick until he gives in and stands before judge and is proves his innocence. ??????? . But we will always find a political solution for a African despot. VIVA ANC DEVIDES A NATION YET Again.

      Rodney - 2012-05-26 23:31

      I don't understand why they are marching, the gallery is closed until further notice, the painting has been removed, so what's the point in frikkin marching now anyway. @ Anthony, how about the right to equal opportunity to work? BEE and the rest of the stupid acronyms does not allow white people the same opportunity. Respect is earned, not a God given right, when a government behaves in the way the ANC does, it deserves derision, not respect.

      phonis9 - 2012-05-27 03:09

      i totally agree with u isabel....they are marching not because of the painting they are marching because its a day off work.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-27 08:20

      Rodney, Totally agree with you, BEE is unfair and wide open to abuse. Away with it !!!

      Jacqui - 2012-05-27 12:33

      Rodney, you don't penetrate a brick wall by staring at it. They are marching tomorrow because they have just heard about it. Such a change for them, a day they don't have to be confronted by the misery of their fellow brothers and sisters.

  • mary.kircher - 2012-05-26 17:47

    this is now getting beyond pathetic!

      Juan - 2012-05-27 04:31

      Glad to see SA is so productive that we can afford take so much time away from work to protest over a painting that has now been destroyed anyway. Indeed beyond pathetic.

  • ernest.gouws - 2012-05-26 17:48

    Womens league taking action on genetalia? So size does matter.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-05-26 22:44

      Of course it matters. JZ is probably annoyed that it is too small.

  • Faizie - 2012-05-26 17:51

    Perhaps they havent seen enough penis lately.

      George - 2012-05-26 18:24

      Zuma should ERECT a memorial in their honor. Any ideas what it should look like.

  • derk.woldendorp - 2012-05-26 17:52

    meeting at the Zoo Lake.I wonder if Zooma will be there?

      Keith - 2012-05-26 22:49

      why the Zoo lake??? becos they are allclowns thats why they meeting at Zoo lake like apes

  • shaun.botsis - 2012-05-26 17:53

    So many other issues which hold infinitely higher importance than those paintings, yet our government focuses on the unimportant. People don't have jobs, homes, good medical care, the education system is broken and the list goes on. Is the ANC lacking the intellect to focus on the real issues of our country ?

      Isabel - 2012-05-26 17:58

      You cant say: "Intellect" and "ANC" in the same sentence!

      Squeegee - 2012-05-26 18:09

      Isabel, you can if you add the word 'no'.

      Glyn - 2012-05-26 18:11

      Do not spell ANC in upper case letters!!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-26 19:40

      Shaun.Botsis, When one reads posts like yours, one can only get p.ss angry with this government, because it has not got a first class PR firm to counteract many of these negative comments. One can't even blame those who write these comments, as our government has not shown us, what great strives they have made on many fronts. Just, on the ones you mention ; homes, good medical care, and education, massive progress has been made. It is also a fact, that JZ put together a great team,and with a few exceptions, more than likely the best qualified ministers , than any government has had, in the past 60 years !!!

      Isabel - 2012-05-26 19:50

      Anthony, if that is what you call a great team then I feel sorry for you. Two police commissioners suspended, One imprisoned? One minister under investigation for corruption before he did us all a favour and died? JULIARSE MALEMA??? Sorry for you if that's what you call a class act.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-26 20:54

      Isabel, Sure, a great team compared with previous governments! Or you prefer a Minister of Health , like Manto Tshabalala, responsible for the death of tens of tpousands of SA aids sufferers ?? Or are you comparing our current Ministers with the likes of Connie Mulder, Hernus Kriel and not to forget, Piet Koornhof.....hahahaha And by the way, it was Jacob Zuma, who got rid of Julius Malema. Just for this, we owe him !!!!

      Jacqui - 2012-05-27 12:35

      Anthony, keep trying to convince yourself.

  • Jack - 2012-05-26 17:55

    Should do this more often, those fat mamas need some exercise.

      Faizie - 2012-05-26 21:36

      Save the Whale. "Harpoon an ANCWL member" is my next painting

  • tobydt - 2012-05-26 17:55

    What bullsh1t. The painting opens up apartheid wounds? Dang, Jacob has the ANC supporters twisted around his little finger.

  • rbphiri - 2012-05-26 17:56

    Now everyone wants to be on Zuma's machine, in all irony this really reinforces his polygamy. Look this story is now becoming monotonous, by marching they simply adding fuel to the burning story. Rather extinguish it before we are all engulfed in the smoke of endless debates on the limits of freedom of speech and racism. Let us not inflame society even further

  • George Bennie - 2012-05-26 17:56

    Does goodman gallery get to throw stones at them in this march?

      Jacqui - 2012-05-27 12:40

      Don't know about the stones but I am wondering if the pamphlets advertising Penis Enlargement will be handed out again as it were during the week. Imagine protesting about a painting about genitals while holding such a pamphlet in the hand. Who said sheep were dumb?.

  • jaap.kotze - 2012-05-26 18:00

    Anything, just anything, for a good old march! Then, if we could have a little thuggery and violant destuction of some innocent peoples property, thrown in, it would just be so much fun. Oh yes! The flames! Dont forget the flames! To burn down something just for the hell of it would just make our day!

  • tobydt - 2012-05-26 18:00

    Jacob must go and f*** himself. Hows that for disrespecting?

      Irene - 2012-05-26 18:49

      +1

      rbphiri - 2012-05-27 15:20

      Don't say that, he might take it literally and marry himself.

  • Nicolaas - 2012-05-26 18:01

    Hallo, they march because Zoomer want to ban the painting and they had not a chance to peek at his little prick. By marching they hope to get a glance of the real thingi!!!!!!

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-05-26 18:01

    The ANC have been sold they sold themselves to greed and the chinese government

  • Pieriewaaier - 2012-05-26 18:01

    Goodness, so some action by the ANCWL! They haven't been doing much lately, have they aprt from fielding 1 cabinet minister who just loves travelling with her buddies overseas and wasting our money. But, ANC=SOLD and that goes for ANCWL and ANCYL as well. No substance at all, no credibility, make no contribution nationally and just wasting time and money. Go back to the kitchen and cook your chicken and marogo, ladies!

      Irene - 2012-05-26 18:50

      Ladies ?

  • Sérgio - 2012-05-26 18:03

    This is ridiculous!!!…A selfish ultra-ego painting deserves more right than any other sentimental life, which barely raises any or no compassion at all…

  • Tim - 2012-05-26 18:07

    ANCWL supporting this sexist polygamist - so much for woman's rights!

      Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-05-26 18:19

      Women fought so we could have equal rights. ANCWL have no respect for those rights they are a disgrace to all women out there who are still fighting for there rights

      Jacqui - 2012-05-27 12:43

      Cassandra, say it like it is.Thank you.

  • Glyn - 2012-05-26 18:10

    Only those who want to be insulted are insulted! Do NOT vote for the ANC regime!

      Irene - 2012-05-26 18:48

      I would rather die than vote for the cANCer!

      John - 2012-05-27 02:50

      Power to the DA, who want's cANCer?

  • Truthis - 2012-05-26 18:10

    "Mthembu said the decision to march was "ill-informed and opportunistic". "We would like to remind the Democratic Alliance that Cosatu is not a public service institution, but... a private workers' federation." SO now what do you say Mr. Mthembu?

  • ernest.gouws - 2012-05-26 18:13

    Ladies of the ANCWL give the artist a break, maybe he ran out of paint.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-27 12:46

      Yes, and this group of silly women actually refused white strugglers the right to join because they weren't black. Since very few of them did anything else but cook and clean for the so called liberation army I wonder what made them think I would want to join a group of imbeciles.

  • Sérgio - 2012-05-26 18:20

    So much arrogance…so much vigor…so much right…so much support over a Presidential Penis painting!!! Barely anything is raised on DEEPER concerns closer to one’s heart and most dear to us all in life…

  • George - 2012-05-26 18:21

    Are they upset becuae the numerous wives did not feature in the painting. Tutu tut. You see gogo, compared to Zuma you are just not important enough.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-05-26 22:29

      The wives as far as I am aware do not qualify for the humiliation treatment. The painting was a very special acknowledgement of Zuma 's virility and apparent indiscriminate "readiness for action" - am sure many men would have been proud of that and not made such a silly fuss about it. I don't think his behaviour in this has gained him any votes - if anything, I think many people are seeing him through totally different eyes and are embarrassed by him.

  • stalin.rudolf - 2012-05-26 18:22

    am not an anc fan, or zooma fan for that matter. but some people exercise their rights in a provocative manner. black, white, indian, all races. i do not see any sense in painting someones genitals, i thonk its just obscene. freedom charter and constitution taken into consideration.

      Isabel - 2012-05-26 18:31

      I take it you're a member of the religious right who feel they have a right to inform other people what their opinions should be?

      Paul - 2012-05-27 03:41

      I thonk its just obscene when naked woman at a "reed dance" dance around in public.

  • ivan.vandermerwe.10 - 2012-05-26 18:24

    Oh Grow UP

  • Sérgio - 2012-05-26 18:25

    Send a man to the moon TO together more support…this painting clearly is bigger that life!!!

  • Gavin - 2012-05-26 18:26

    ANC, ANCWL and COSATU .. YOUR PRIORITIES ARE WRONG! This issue has gone from silly to PATHETIC!!!!!!!

  • keith.recore - 2012-05-26 18:32

    why aren't the women (men for that matter) marching and demanding actual horrendous crimes committed daily, theft daily, violence daily be prosecuted, that police be present in worst areas and a system of law is followed and enforced so that children can once again safely just walk to school and home again. Why aren't people marching everyday for better daily living conditions, but instead march because a "logo has been defaced"? Logos are inanimate don't fill stomachs, provide safety nor jobs, it just represents those who should be or claim to be doing this. Wondering, what are priorities? March each day with the children so they can simply just get to school safely. March and get the police back into your communities. March until the police stay there. March until you have proper water, sanitation and food. March until there are jobs. March until women are safe and demand respect. Pick your battles, but come on, a piece of art (or not even art)??? is priority.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-05-26 22:20

      These are the issues that have been raised many times over the past week. JZ is spending megabucks defending his so-called honour and dignity when he should be serving the nation. Not only is he wasting our money, but he's not doing his job. If he put as much effort into doing his job as he put into the painting fiasco, SA would be a different place.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-27 12:48

      Keith, that sounds like work and these fatties aren't into that sort of thing.

  • patrick.mcmahon.7 - 2012-05-26 18:39

    Well...I'm glad everyone has so much time available...

  • ernest.gouws - 2012-05-26 18:42

    By now we should all know what is wrong with the painting: It was hung up side down.

      Sérgio - 2012-05-26 18:47

      You are right the head is in the wrong place.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-05-26 22:14

      Oh you guys are sooo funny :) Rotfl

  • Irene - 2012-05-26 18:46

    If looking down at morons like this makes me a racist, then I'll wear the badge with pride. No matter how hard I try, I just cannot lower myself to respect this primitive and backward culture. How long will it be before they see the light?

      sharon.ackerman.77 - 2012-05-26 20:39

      NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Craig Hopkins - 2012-05-26 19:01

    Any excuse for a march, even if it is for a limp biscuit

  • YrHonour - 2012-05-26 19:09

    The truth is that this painting has created incredible support for the President... the majority of black people have taken as a personal insult on themselves and they certainly have my empathy!

      mike.clery - 2012-05-26 19:50

      @Michael - Have you any idea where bear-baiting leads in an African country where the ruling party alone is just short of enough of the parliamentary majority needed to limit whatever rights it chooses in the constitution?

      tobydt - 2012-05-26 20:01

      Yeah, everyone is back to "killing for Zuma" again. Manguang here we come.

      tobydt - 2012-05-26 20:03

      Then again, in the same voice, the same Jacob supporters call Lindiwe a tea-girl. Hows that for disrespecting a black person and tearing open apartheid wounds?

      mike.clery - 2012-05-26 20:16

      The ANC will continue to milk racial division for everything it's worth because they know better than anyone that it gets them votes. And the vocal SA minorities are too blinded by their own indignation to see that they're playing straight into the ANC's hands.

      mike.clery - 2012-05-26 20:39

      It's not a popular view, but all I'm trying to say is that minorities in SA need to *understand* the position they're in and react accordingly. If the SA constitution is legally amended to impose limitations on rights, the rest of the world won't blink an eye. Right now there are very oppressive regimes all over the world, and other countries act only in their *own* interests.

      mike.clery - 2012-05-26 21:56

      There's another option - minorities in SA need to be *part* of a bigger group opposed to an overwhelming ANC majority. You can't do that by reinforcing the already-established idea that all minorities are racists who don't give a damn about African culture, feelings or aspirations. We have to do the opposite.

      YrHonour - 2012-05-26 22:58

      @Michael - I really hope you go to Perth, but thing is you wont and were stuck with you ... please go

      mike.clery - 2012-05-26 23:03

      You're missing the point entirely. The offence taken was because the painting was *interpreted* as being an insult to African culture which rejects projecting any "elder" in that manner, no matter what your opinion of them. It's not a question of agreeing or supporting, it's a matter of *tolerance* and acknowledging that your's aren't the *only* opinions that matter.

      tobydt - 2012-05-27 00:11

      mike - Reinforcing the idea that all whites are racist? Because the ANC tells them so? What do you suggest? That we turn into @ss-lickers? Or does opposing the ANC means we are racist? Wherever there has been genocide, it starts with the people in power demonising the opposition. Serbia, Germany, Sudan...

      mike.clery - 2012-05-27 00:25

      Perhaps I wasn't clear. I'm not disagreeing with the the points you've just made, nor do I particularly care about Jacob Zuma's dignity being offended. My point was that, according to the press reports and the reaction, it was widely interpreted as an insult to traditional African values. These are the people who make up the majority of the voting population, and I'm questioning the wisdom of minorities antagonising the majority. I'm not even questioning the artist's "right" to express himself, but rather the counter-reaction of minorities. Almost all dismissed traditional African values as inferior or irrelevant, and many insulted them directly. That seems like being self-destructive just to make a point. I've lived under a system where the state arrogated itself the right to decide what people could and couldn't see and do. I don't particularly want a repeat.

      mike.clery - 2012-05-27 00:51

      @Sinudeity - let's not confuse criticising the ANC with dismissing and/or insulting traditional African values. The ANC's exploiting that, so why help them along with that myth?

      mike.clery - 2012-05-27 09:57

      @Michael - you see it as submission to blackmail, I see it as acting in my own interests. There are consequences to our actions, even in the most liberal democracies. By way of example - Damien Hirst said in an interview with BBC News Online: The thing about 9/11 is that it's kind of like an artwork in its own right ... David Hockney said that it was the 'most wicked piece of artwork'—a lot of people have compared it to a work of art. Of course, it's visually stunning and you've got to hand it to them on some level because they've achieved something which nobody would have ever have thought possible—especially to a country as big as America. So on one level they kind of need congratulating, which a lot of people shy away from, which is a very dangerous thing.[26] The following week, he issued a statement through his company, Science Ltd: I apologise unreservedly for any upset I have caused, particularly to the families of the victims of the events on that terrible day. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_intervention Was Hirst capitulating to blackmail when he apologised?

      mike.clery - 2012-05-27 10:40

      @Michael - wrt your earlier comments about the court case. It's an example of what I'm getting at. It's win-win for the ANC: if the ruling is in their favour then they're "vindicated" and "winners". If the ruling goes against them, then the judiciary is "untransformed", and they'll have gained a lot of new converts to that position. We've painted ourselves into that corner. I'm sure they employ sharp political strategists and they're happy that their opponents underestimate them.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-27 12:50

      YrHonour, the majority of the people know nothing about the painting, they are in for a free ride and KFC. Their stupidity has my sympathy.

  • braamc - 2012-05-26 20:09

    Yes walk a bit, get rid of those fat arses and the cholesterol which the tax payer pay for

  • Nicolaas - 2012-05-26 20:40

    I hope thaat Cosatu pays these idiots whom they call upon to march. To all bussines owners, please deduct 3 x their day salary as this march is illegal and let see how their cry baby advocates defend it in court!

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-05-26 20:44

    I am just glad the world is watching. I am so glad that the ANC is in power so that the world can see what fools they are. we built this country and we will rebuild it once they ANC has totally destroyed it.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-05-26 20:55

    The ANC is like Zoomers dick..it just won't lie down when done!!

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-05-26 21:00

    I am not a racist, I just hate stupidity. I suppose I am a stupidist.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-05-26 21:13

    i would like to attend a march in favour of saving the painting. Unfortunately I work hard for money.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-27 12:57

      This same artist painted a picture of two children praying. It reads; Dear Lord. 'Please keep our father safe while he nukes Iraq'. Now that speaks to me. Don't suppose the ANC knows about that one.

  • Vince.York - 2012-05-26 22:32

    So long as it's a march for a 'bold stand' and not simply to find some way to rub it up more!

      Jacqui - 2012-05-27 13:05

      They want to collect some of those Penis Enlargement pamphlets.

  • Keith - 2012-05-26 22:46

    ANC and Casatu calls and woman leges call its like the blind wants to lead the other blind shame what a pity ,march for all the people suffering ans starving of hunger and un employment then you have valid reason to call up all to march.Shame what poephols are gathering like peopsaks , Malema is not even calling for a march .

  • smalefane - 2012-05-26 22:54

    People who did not suffer under the apartheid government or disadvantaged by it will always make ill-informed comments on this forum. It's unfortunate that whites are still seeing themselves as superior and lord over all. As much as I despise corruption and have a love-hate relationship with the ANC, I am to ready to give back this country to the white masters again. It's unfortunate that we do not have a better "black" opposition party to the ANC. I just wonder how many white folks would still for the DA if Zille were to give the reigns to a black person. I sure would vote for the DA. But for now, I will stick with Zuma and his ANC and just pray that one day, maybe we will have a better president or opposition party representing the masses. And oh, I am busy painting Hendrik Verwoerd with his pants down. Freedom of Expression!!!!

      tobydt - 2012-05-27 00:16

      You are busy painting verwoerd with his pants down? But I thought thats against your culture? Right, its only racist if a white man paints it. As for the nonsense about 'superior whites', are you just making up bullsh1t as you go along? To try and justify your bullsh1t? Please, you are too senstive, get over yourself. For the good of the country. Go vote for Jacob. You are the one selling your soul, not me.

      melania.nel - 2012-05-27 00:41

      I would vote for any colour party if their values are good. So far DA impresses me much more and I hope they get more black members to be a majority black party. To me that will be the best thing that could ever happen to this country. For all to stand for the greater good of everything. Together. ANC has alienated all their white voters, including Brett and Helen Zille, and that's not a good thing. A lot of white people had high hopes for the ANC to get this democracy up and running. Have a look at the paintings by Ayanda Mabula. He painted a naked zuma. Are you going to paint Ayanda's dead grandfather naked now? Tit for tat... Not nice.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-27 13:09

      Smalefane, the only thing you have suffered from, and still do, is the size of your brain. Get lost with your stupid scratching in the past.I asked a young person the other day who Verwoerd was and he didn't know. What a blessing, what a disaster for your painting. Mixed your prime colours yet?.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-27 13:11

      Dumile Feni as black as black could be had no trouble with painting nude men. Funny how culture start playing a part when nothing else seem to work.

      mbossenger - 2012-05-28 13:10

      smalefane - here's a shocking admission - I vote for the DA because of their principles and polices, not because they have a white leader. I don't care what race teir leader is as long as they stick to their principles.

  • Bruce - 2012-05-27 01:40

    Can the ladies explain the "dignity" of a man, that has sex with a woman who he know is HIV positive, exposing himself ( Oh, sorry I forgot the shower) and then going home to his wives, risk infecting them and any children they may still have and subjecting his mistresses to he same fate. As regards his genitals, he preens himself by showing off his umpteen wives, proudly proclaims his legitimate and illegitimate children as well as his mistresses, thereby using any opportunity to proclaim his virility and potency, and now expects the world to be bashful about his genitals. Ridiculous!

  • Eye's Que - 2012-05-27 08:13

    Aawww!!! Give it break now, it's enough already!!! C'mon Ladies, let's be positive, move on, working on negativity gets us nowhere, which incidentally is probably why, hold on a minute, that actually explains it all!!!

  • atholl.hay - 2012-05-27 09:05

    How about a march to protest about the R20 billion that was lost to corruption by the government last year? How about a march to protest the lack of text books for thousands of Limpopo learners? How about a march to protest the rape statistics? How about a march to protest the high rate of unemployment? How about a march to protest about service delivery? How about a march to ... oh just forget it.

  • Sharon - 2012-05-27 10:19

    Its great that the ancwl will march,i hope its a long march as most of them are grossly overweight and need to loose a few pounds

  • Jacqui - 2012-05-27 12:29

    Oh dear, time to dress in green,yellow and black and toy toy for the President. Bugger the poor, the old, the hungry and the unemployed. Your situation is just not that important to us. It is all about paintings we have never seen and a painter we have never heard of. Don 't blame us, our collective I.Q is twenty.

  • Billy - 2012-05-28 02:38

    what about my dignity as a south african that our president and anc is using as a doormat

  • bheki.dingiswayo - 2012-05-28 11:20

    The gallery will be closed. I think this energy and togetherness should be shown in cases of non-delivery by the government.

  • IcemanGP - 2012-05-28 12:44

    Will someone please make posters of Ayanda Mbula's art work, and distribute it amongst the ignorant black masses.