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Gallery won't take down The Spear - reports

2012-05-29 14:14

Johannesburg - Goodman Gallery has denied it agreed to remove The Spear from its website, reports said on Tuesday.

Goodman Gallery attorneys said they are not taking down the painting from their website, tweeted City Press' Adriaan Basson.

The gallery said the statements made by the ANC do not reflect the proposals made in confidential negotiations which did not result in a settlement, EWN's Mandy Wiener tweeted.

It was reported the statement comes via the Goodman Gallery's lawyers at the Film and Publication Board hearing.

Earlier ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe announced outside the gallery that they had agreed to remove the painting from their website.

Comments
  • Loo - 2012-05-29 14:18

    ROUND 2 .. o..mm ..f .... LOL, March tomorrow at 11:00

      eil33nn - 2012-05-29 14:20

      Atleast freedom of expression has not died

      Jennifer - 2012-05-29 14:21

      brave.

      Franklyn - 2012-05-29 14:22

      publish.....and be damned ! the medias credo.

      Kacee - 2012-05-29 14:23

      LOL... some people dont have anything better to do with their time

      Fussed - 2012-05-29 14:23

      Ping Pong

      Loo - 2012-05-29 14:25

      AI lol ... this is going to make the smoke bellow out of ANC fax machines

      jacobus.hendrikse - 2012-05-29 14:26

      I now respect Goodman MORE than I respect Zuma.

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-05-29 14:30

      LOL @ Loo! Perhaps the ANC was too ashamed to tell their willing supporters the real story! So hey, I recon we have another hmmm 2 weeks left of this in the news?

      jacobus.hendrikse - 2012-05-29 14:34

      We will march the ANC to the brink of bankruptcy. Pay up, more chinese t-shirt orders, bus fare and KFC please.

      Loo - 2012-05-29 14:38

      Goodman .. please send some Valium over to your insurance company .. THEY sure need it by roundabout now :)..

      hayden.cajee - 2012-05-29 14:38

      Now thats what FREEDOM OF SPEECH is all about, they waited for these idiots to show up first and then give them the bad news. FEARLESS BUNCH and something to be proud off.

      Squeegee - 2012-05-29 14:42

      Make up your mind!

      justindeklerk - 2012-05-29 14:57

      This story has run it's course! Get over it and move on now ffs, surely there are more important issues to report about! Seriously, it's boring. Now go back to work! Or go grow a brain!

      Alan - 2012-05-29 14:59

      @ Maseratiracingdriver. Brilliant, nearly fell off my chair!!

      Cadre - 2012-05-29 15:05

      I don't understand what the fuss is all about with this painting from the ANC. They still rule the country anyway (and for the foreseeable future!!!!). Oh well...

      Alan - 2012-05-29 15:05

      Eish Eish - and now? The Chicken .. she is finished! The T-Shirts - she is finished! The busus - she is gone back to Zimpopo! Eish eish

      Compos - 2012-05-29 15:07

      "I voted for the ANC because I didn't like the way the Nats were running the country. Which is turning out to be like shooting yourself in the head to stop your headache."

      Susan - 2012-05-29 15:33

      I guess there nothing more important in this country to worry about, such as poverty, unemployment,conruption etc, yesterday was world hunger day, wonder what the anc did??

      Christopher - 2012-05-29 15:49

      People if you want to see a liar and a wank*r click on my FB pic. It will all make sense..

      Amanda - 2012-05-29 16:15

      Great news, the ANC and their allies, really have far greater and important issues that they should be concerning themselves with than this , no wonder this country is in such a state

      Pj - 2012-05-29 16:55

      Its the "staying" power i would say

      nasheenar - 2012-05-30 11:31

      Good for you Goodman Gallery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • grantybobbins - 2012-05-29 14:20

    Good - it must stay up!!!

      VaMbozha - 2012-05-29 14:29

      ha ha ha yeah...it must.

      Tsotsi-Baby - 2012-05-29 14:44

      Sorry, #Power to the people

      Harald - 2012-05-29 14:45

      Totsi... your a maximum idiot...

      Nigel - 2012-05-29 14:53

      Oh listen to them now. The threats and the promises. Big noise as usual. What a side show, the dancing clowns with long faces.

      grantybobbins - 2012-05-29 14:53

      they cant be forced to take it down - and the actual painting was defaced - but the person that put it an offer to buy the painting still wants it because even though it was defaced the meaning and message of the painting is still the same and out there for all to see. So i am happy to se it stay...

      Alan - 2012-05-29 15:07

      whaahaa Tsotsi Baby aka Vanesh Naidoo. Vanish! Maximum force = throwing stones again. Troll Alert people!

      Tsotsi-Baby - 2012-05-29 15:54

      White moderator removed my comment.......but the struggle for dignity continues.

      Alan - 2012-05-29 15:55

      eish - looks like a Vanish Naidoo comment Vanished eh Tsotsi?

      Nicolaas - 2012-05-29 18:20

      @tolli-baby, you mother let you escape from your hole again? Ok I see you were released to join the March so you could collect the KFC for dinner! What? your mother had no clients on the street corner last night?

      Luviwe - 2012-05-29 19:55

      I had just listened to Zwelinzima about taking the SPEAR of the nation down which is a victory to the marchers. I went to Goodman Gallery www. Guess what? I found the spear. WHAT A BUNCH OF LIERS.

      grantybobbins - 2012-05-30 07:29

      @Luviwe - if you had listened to the news later to would have herd your Zwelinzima was the one that lied - The goodman gallery never agreed to take the painting off the website as said by their lawyers after Zwelinzima's false statement...

  • JAbu.R15 - 2012-05-29 14:20

    Good for you, Goodman gallery! dont bow to the pressures by these anc!

      Poloyatonki - 2012-05-29 15:01

      Goodman gallery is also enjoying all this attention is getting.

      Compos - 2012-05-29 15:12

      Gwede.....When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. George Bernard Shaw

      balan.morgen - 2012-05-29 16:29

      @tsotsi-baby v naidoo just go and marry poloyatonkipoliodonkey

      Nicolaas - 2012-05-29 18:24

      @poliodonkey, can you for once please say something that actually make sense to every-one. We are growing tired of your stupidity. I guess you are immune to recognise how stupid you are and youn actually believe yourself that you clever. I know it will take you about 15 years to try and understand what I just said.

  • jubalizer - 2012-05-29 14:20

    Here we go again!!

      Alan - 2012-05-29 15:18

      Hey - I just had a thought. I think the artist was using that painting to depict the "Down Tools' nature of our workforce.

  • thebe.tau - 2012-05-29 14:20

    Kwahaha, so the ANC lied, eish mara.

      Rhyno - 2012-05-29 14:26

      No! Did they? I would never have expected that!

      Sharon - 2012-05-29 14:28

      @ Thebe - That's what I thought!! But then, surely the ANC will NEVER EVER lie to the people of this country! Ya, right...

      John - 2012-05-29 14:51

      You sound surprised..... been doing it for 20years plus..

      Luviwe - 2012-05-29 14:53

      They always lie.

      Alan - 2012-05-29 15:08

      Whaahaa Thebe and the others. Eish eish - can you believe that they lied??

  • Brett - 2012-05-29 14:20

    They should take it down so we all can get on with life. As we have seen it takes nothing to aggravate these people and we have far more important issues to solve than worrying about a President that can't control his sexual urges.

      Jon - 2012-05-29 14:40

      i disagree brett, this has now become so much more than a stupid painting.this is now about the government thinking that they are bigger than democracy, bigger than the people and that they can do or say what they please but no one else may. i am fully behind the gallery for refusing to take it down, and for standing up for their constitutional rights

      Brett - 2012-05-29 14:41

      This painting describes us as South Africans so perfectly. The rich are screaming freedom of expression and even if this land burns, as long as we have freedom of expression. The poor are making babies, being led by a man with uncontrolled sexual urges, marching in the streets instead of working to defend the weakest president this country has ever known. Shouldn't we all rather be working? How is there going to be a winner in this fight?

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-05-29 20:35

      Brett what country do you live in? I see rich and mediocre and poor black and white people, my doctor is black and drives a new merc, the till guy at my local pick and pay is white and looks poor, and I see the exact same things in reverse, I don't think you actually know what your saying

  • Matthew - 2012-05-29 14:22

    YES GOODMAN GALLERY YOU FREEDOM FIGHTING BEAUTY!!! there is hope yet!!!

  • ndokweni - 2012-05-29 14:23

    What is happenng now? Yoh ths anc need a facelift

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-05-29 14:39

      more like a brain transplant

      Hermann - 2012-05-29 15:14

      The ANC needs a brain lift.

      Anthony - 2012-05-29 15:40

      why what,s wrong with all their brains, they all unused it,s brand new.....hahahaha

      randomhero6661 - 2012-05-29 16:55

      more like a retirement plan!

  • Rodney - 2012-05-29 14:24

    .

      E=MC2 - 2012-05-29 14:30

      !

      Compos - 2012-05-29 14:39

      ?

      rowen.loretz - 2012-05-29 14:40

      fre--dom -- of spe-ch VIVA

      Alan - 2012-05-29 14:57

      Your point?

      rowen.loretz - 2012-05-29 17:40

      I am for freedom of speech you plonkers. I don't want censorship !

  • Johann - 2012-05-29 14:25

    freeeeeedom,good on you goodman gallary.......show the anc!

  • Rhyno - 2012-05-29 14:25

    Are we getting the news from Twitter now??

      Harald - 2012-05-29 14:38

      didn't the ANCYL close twitter??? hahahahahahahahaha

      Alan - 2012-05-29 15:09

      @Harald - no - just the main Twit was hoofed out.

      Omrisho - 2012-05-29 16:45

      Alan... *wipes eyes*

  • ppisciotta - 2012-05-29 14:27

    If the painting is taken down, then so will SA democracy. I pray all those who fought for democracy pass before this country turns into an Islamic style state.

  • gideon.rossouw - 2012-05-29 14:28

    So, Gwede and the ANC are just lying? What a trainwreck of political ambition!!

  • Jacques - 2012-05-29 14:28

    Absolutely! Down with cencorship!

  • ASRPringle - 2012-05-29 14:28

    Hahaha...wishful thinking by the ANC or is it yet another validation of the standard unilateral, uninformed decision making process of the ruling party, democracy be damned might trumps right

  • JayJohnsonS - 2012-05-29 14:29

    News24 is trying ti steer in up, Psst try again News24K

      Thadelphukem - 2012-05-29 15:34

      Damn Jay, you spell like a mentard... Frankly I'm surprised you can read... You sure you weren't in JuJu's woodwork class??? Stop worrying about News24 and sort yourself out, perhaps try a dictionary...

  • thabo.a.selane - 2012-05-29 14:29

    again we see black unrighteous people doing what they do best instead of finding jobs......goodluck people..when you see how much the president earns than yourselves...get cracking......marching for something that is irrelevant to the whole country

      Lordwick - 2012-05-29 14:47

      The people are marching for what is relevant. And as for ANC haters,you are waisting your time as this party would win all the oncoming elections.

      Luviwe - 2012-05-29 14:58

      @Lord, that picture was not about the anc correct me if I'm wrong, it was about the behaviour of the president.

      Werner - 2012-05-29 15:03

      Amen Brother!!

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-29 15:07

      ......Indoctrinated one.........You are Not righteous

      William - 2012-05-29 15:19

      Thabo may not be righteous....but he's right.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-05-29 15:47

      Thabo might be right, but that doesn't matter...

      eleanore.hill - 2012-05-29 16:07

      Unfortunately it has been the scourge of racists world wide that they are willing to attack their own if they did not share their opinion. In the end Thabo you work,think for yourself, provide for yourself and wil get way way ahead of the rest, because the old adage is true, you just can't keep a good man down.

      Joe - 2012-05-29 16:10

      @ Luviwe. He is also the president of the ANC and seems to have their support no matter what...

      Alan - 2012-05-29 16:11

      good one Eleanore!

      aspruyt - 2012-05-29 16:37

      @zymsimango: Yet they are the ones contributing to the economy and keeping the ship afloat.

      Luviwe - 2012-05-29 17:10

      @Joe, that is what is called personality cult, which is foreign to the ANC as per their rhetoric.

      Nicolaas - 2012-05-29 18:31

      @DOMWICK, how the hell can zoomer small thingi be releavnt to job creation, , clean govament, no corruption, poverty ellavation, no cadre deployment hah? The only relevance here is you dispalying your relevant stupidity and your uneducated eastern cape education!

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-05-29 14:29

    Fight the good fight!!

  • Irene - 2012-05-29 14:29

    Viva Goodman Gallery Viva!!!!!

  • jackal666.daniel - 2012-05-29 14:30

    Glad someone has some b@lls!

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-05-29 14:30

    I am tired with this SPEAR this gallary must put it up at their own risk and no one will be responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever,they do not listen MARK MY WORDS

      Harald - 2012-05-29 14:40

      ya dude... along with all your rights too... mark my words!!

      Alexandra - 2012-05-29 15:25

      Obviously you believe in showing your views with threats of violence. But do you believe in the sanctity of the South Africa Constitution? If you do, you believe in your right not to like the painting (I personally don't care for it) but you should also believe in the artists, Brett Murray, right to share his views in whatever form he likes. If you don't think he is allowed to do that you don't believe in our constitution and you don't believe in a free and fair south Africa! You can't have it both ways...

      rowen.loretz - 2012-05-29 17:42

      So you want a dictatorship state where the boss ie.president can decide to kill you or not if he doesnt like you??? Go to Zim you plonker!

      rowen.loretz - 2012-05-29 17:42

      and it is GALLERY, come on now...!

  • Loo - 2012-05-29 14:33

    THEY are going to wear out the tar with the marches to follow ... ::: Opens a pothole repair stall along the root to Zoo lake:::

      Loo - 2012-05-29 14:36

      "ROUTE" I mean .. (typo)I am merely getting to the root of this

  • ludlowdj - 2012-05-29 14:34

    So the ANC lied again, nothing unusual unfortunately they have made their name on lies.

  • nkulu.bgumede - 2012-05-29 14:35

    just when they were got back onto their buses and were going home, they are now getting off and are marching again... hayi!!!

      Luviwe - 2012-05-29 15:01

      Hayibo, what a waste of time and energy.

      Shaylene - 2012-05-30 10:49

      the anc doesnt care about waisting tax payers money and neither do the marchers,after all its not their money they waisting. Im sure it would be a different tune if it was.....

  • Barefoot - 2012-05-29 14:37

    Yawn

  • Compos - 2012-05-29 14:37

    Oh Gwede... once a liar always a liar.

  • brianmacza - 2012-05-29 14:37

    I kinda hope they have good insurance - someone is going to do something stupid. This is where the art war escalates and ends in nastiness... all the dancing and prancing and poncing around was just foreplay to this

      Nigel - 2012-05-29 14:49

      Stop trying to act big, you lot are the absolute laughing stock of the entire world. Don't you get it?

      Luviwe - 2012-05-29 15:02

      The anc of today act like thugz

  • tasmee.hylkema - 2012-05-29 14:39

    Gwede Mantashe had to say the boycott was being called off and also then say that the gallery was removing the painting to make it seem like they were holding off the boycott because of the galleries decision to remove it. The real reason was that they could'nt get enough ANC support at the march and he needed to save face!

  • Nigel - 2012-05-29 14:41

    Ah there you are then. Can't dictate to everyone. Hard luck. What's the next dumb move? Viva.....nothing!!!!

      zymsimango - 2012-05-29 14:53

      it goes to show that sa media is clueless if they can release two conflicting reports within minutes. i think government must regulate media as they misleading society.

      Nigel - 2012-05-29 14:57

      Oh stop crying, it's a victory for democracy. Sorry for you.

      Malcolm - 2012-05-29 15:12

      @zymsimango - It was your precious government that gave false information to the media to begin with. Your reasoning is circular and broken.

      William - 2012-05-29 15:23

      Oh Malcolm....bless you for trying!

      indianajohn - 2012-05-29 15:36

      Actually, zymsimango, the other report was based on information given by the ANC. Why don't you complain about the ANC lying? Why don't you complain about corruption and crime? Why don't you march for the little girl who had her eyes gouged out? Why don't you have a brain?

  • Nigel - 2012-05-29 14:43

    I bet someone's feeling like a used condom right now.

  • nmateke - 2012-05-29 14:46

    The end result will be the same , please stop playing around.....tell us the private negotiation then!!

  • Gloria - 2012-05-29 14:46

    All that you hear is the spear the effen spear!! The 5 month old baby and his caregiver that was strangled is supposed to be making the headlines!! We need an update on this please!! What happened, who is responsible?? But they carry on and on and on about a painting! People is being murdered, raped and places is burning down. F the spear!

      joshua.s.smit - 2012-05-29 15:37

      rofl.... F the spear??? you really want to do that?

      Gerald - 2012-05-29 16:08

      The main part of the painting is too small to be a spear should have been called assegai. That is what all the complaints are about

      Nicolaas - 2012-05-29 18:41

      @makesuthink, it will be an insult to call it an assegai! Stompie would have been more accurate!

  • Harald - 2012-05-29 14:48

    Whats amazing is that the Goodman Gallary used to exibit art that offended the appartheid government and they refused to take that down... now they beeing forced by this government... Something to think about....

      Alan - 2012-05-29 15:44

      good point!

  • ndokweni - 2012-05-29 14:49

    I belif anc needs a good makeover

      Alan - 2012-05-29 15:13

      lobotomy more like it

      theresa.smith.39395 - 2012-05-29 15:40

      @Alan...for a lobotomy you need a brain...anc hasn't got one.

  • Loo - 2012-05-29 14:49

    What did property used to go for in the zoo lake area

      Alan - 2012-05-29 15:13

      Zooma lake

  • Dhavandran - 2012-05-29 14:49

    take up the issue of corruption and non-service delivery within your anc govt instead of worrying about petty issues.

  • Steve - 2012-05-29 14:50

    nxaa! fc#k this News24 journos....everytime i log in it's this Badman gallery and ANC drama. Come on guyz u can do better like this....dont let laziness get the best outa u. We need news here.

      Werner - 2012-05-29 14:58

      You should ask for your school fees back...

      Steve - 2012-05-29 15:39

      @BaasPretorius...that powder u are smoking is not good for yr brains,,.better quit b4 its too late.

  • John - 2012-05-29 14:51

    I am tired of this dick.

  • ComradeNationalise - 2012-05-29 14:51

    Ohh hell no , AGAIN they realy need a huge strike... They are not respecting african culture

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-05-29 14:52

    The ANC must forget about the painting and concentrate on Economic freedom and land expropriation - thats the only way to solve this mess!

      Rowan Atterbury - 2012-05-29 14:57

      Great idea Lerato, then we can stick this country in the same bin of rubbish Zimbabwe is in. Absolute genius!!!!!

      Nena.Pride - 2012-05-29 15:03

      The most extreme rubbish was apartheid. Nothing gets dirtier than that!

      Werner - 2012-05-29 15:08

      Define Economic Freedom, and list the pro's and cons of Land Expropriation before you make a comment like this... IDIOT!

      Alan - 2012-05-29 15:14

      @Nena NEWSFLASH - that went out the door 18 years ago. Welcome to 2012.

      lerato.kay.3 - 2012-05-29 15:17

      @ Rowan Atterbury if the stupid apartheid survived all those years don’t worry about us taking over. Look at Zim figures, their economy is picking up and what destroyed them was not black empowerment it was inefficiency caused by corruption. Don’t think that whatever is black turns to disaster, 99.99% of people working on the farms are blacks they have the know-how. We can’t be held at ransom by a lame excuse that we will go the Zim route, if only whites are the best can you explain what’s happening in Europe? Under the leadership of the so-called stupid President in SA we never felt recession. So please go tell that white supremacy to someone who cares. I hope the next ANC leader will have the balls to push Economic transformation and land expropriation. We want a true representation of SA, if whites are 10% of the population it’s only fair to see 10% of the guards, maids, labourers, garden boys, bus drivers, unemployed being white.

      Malcolm - 2012-05-29 15:19

      @Nena.Pride - Clearly you lack an imagination, there are far worse things that can happen than apartheid, and in any history book you will find many far worse things that have happened. Your fixation is pathetic.

      William - 2012-05-29 15:30

      @Lerato. We are in a recession. Nobody said anything about black being stupid. If you give something to someone for free, they tend not to respect it (black or white)which is why expropriation will not work, not to mention massive capital flight & brain drain and...oh, why bother?

      Alan - 2012-05-29 15:48

      @Lerato - Zim's figures picking up???? Dunno where you picked that 'gem' up from. Anyway - fact is that Zim did not need to destroy themselves (and many people's lives) to inflate the Swiss Bank account of a dictator. Nobody is te winner in Zim.

      Alan - 2012-05-29 15:51

      Aaahhhhrrrgggghhhh *Slaps myself* for taking the bait and replying to a Troll.

      joshua.s.smit - 2012-05-29 15:51

      this... makes no sense, how can you put economic FREEDOM and land expropriation together? lets take a look at what those 2 terms mean, as you dont seem to really understand... okay first lets observe the definition of expropriate (from http://dictionary.reference.com): ex·pro·pri·ate 1. to take possession of, especially for public use by the right of eminent domain, thus divesting the title of the private owner: The government expropriated the land for a recreation area. 2. to dispossess (a person) of ownership: The revolutionary government expropriated the landowners from their estates. 3. to take (something) from another's possession for one's own use: He expropriated my ideas for his own article. ok, now lets take the one specific part of this definition... "thus divesting the title of the private owner" and then read the following definition of economic freedom (from wikitionary) and tell me how they fit together: economic freedom (plural economic freedoms) The freedom to produce, trade and consume any goods and services acquired without the use of force, fraud or theft.

      Alan - 2012-05-29 16:12

      eh Piet - what is a high school degree?

      Piet - 2012-05-29 16:24

      @ Alan - Oops... Had a brain fart there. High school diploma I meant... But you get my point!

      Nicolaas - 2012-05-29 18:45

      @aapokay, and the only way to get rid of idiots like you is guess what, dump you in a drain and flush you away permanently!

      EMPEROR.NKOSI - 2012-05-29 18:51

      @Piet I'm very disturbed by the comment you made with regard to black people. This medium was intended for intellectual rigour not putting across demeaning racial comments based on 'assumptions' that have no relevance to the topic at hand. I guess it comes easy to assume that we lack "the brain power" when you do not know the extend of our grievances caused by apartheid. If knowledge serves me correct, those skills you mention can only be harnessed in educational institutions, but how is that possible when our right to 'quality education' has been violated. It is you who lacks "understanding" of what it means to be impartial! Assumptions are the mother of all F*#K-UPs! Just because i fall under the majority, it doesn't mean i think like them. Until such a time that the playing field is on the same level, it's only then that your comment might have 'some' form of relevance...

  • lutendo.sinthumule - 2012-05-29 14:53

    Gwede shows lack of honourship dats non-sense

  • lutendo.sinthumule - 2012-05-29 14:53

    Gwede shows lack of honourship dats non-sense

      Nigel - 2012-05-29 15:00

      Yes, is biiig non-sense

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-05-29 14:53

    Eish!!...I'm marching to the fridge to get a beer...yo yo yo....

      Alan - 2012-05-29 16:13

      good man

  • themba.ntuli - 2012-05-29 14:55

    You know what after i did some thinking very intellectual thoughts not influenced by emotions, i think the gallery alone not citypress should for the sake of emotional arousal that the painting provoked remove the painting and send it to the german owner. i am not a fan nor supporter of the anc and mr zuma, i am concerned more about the stability of the country, futhermore this event would give extrimist and radicalist more ground to justify their actions, like the one's championed by malema and company.we are all south africans we all likely to die and be buried on this land.my first reaction to the painting when i saw it was laughter but after today when i read sarah baartman wikipedia entry i am kind of thinking well mr zuma is not liked by most educated south africans because of cultural differences but this painting is unjust given our historical connections with colonialsm and so forth. just read sarah baartman biography when your emotions and mind is calm you will get my point.

      Harald - 2012-05-29 15:03

      I understand your sentiment... but Zuma is just a man... with no moral compass, no integrity and generally disliked but the majority of South African's who feel skrewed since Thabo was kicked out... Zapiro said it best " if you want respect; earn it!"

      themba.ntuli - 2012-05-29 15:22

      if zuma wants respect he must earn it, i like this statement a lot but you don't displine a child by beating thats what psychologist say after research studies. well i can't say zuma is a child its just a comparison. \r\nits just that the history of south africa does not allow certain indisuals from certain quarters of our nation to interpret this satire as a political joke they view it as an insult to their causes. take for example if an american political cartonist where to draw a painting of the rev jesse jackson as a slave working on a farm in the south? just imagine the uproar this will generate. i personally don't like zuma but this painting is dangerouse because the man is liked by the uncivilised majority that is the point i am making.

      melania.nel - 2012-05-29 15:25

      Saartjie was a sad story, but you will have to dig deeper on the inet for more. Search ayand Mabula and tell me how his paintings aren't racist right now. I hate bretts painting and Ayanda's naked zuma. But I can't argue the fact that it still remains paintings. Saartjie was a human being and was treated horribly. She was not a painting. A lot of white people faught against apartheid and I personally know white people who voted ANC in the beginning, but what happened after that was just reverse apartheid.

      William - 2012-05-29 15:33

      good point. But if we want to live in a free country, we must not allow ourselves to be bullied by others. Apartheid is apartheid whether it's black govt or white govt. We don't want it to come back here!!!

      Nicolaas - 2012-05-29 18:50

      @DOMBA, what? you were thinking! Stop please because the moment your idiots start thinking, the whol world should start worrying. Will you now please take your marbles and go and play on the N2?

  • rankati - 2012-05-29 14:55

    Lol....if one talks too much,often that person is slow to hear and understand what has been said.

  • Zebedi - 2012-05-29 14:58

    Why did they not kick up a stink over Ayanda Mabulu's painting? http://www.worldart.co.za/news/article.asp?ID=126

      Adil Smit - 2012-05-29 15:08

      There is no political gains from doing that.

  • sian.okeeffe - 2012-05-29 14:58

    If they did remove it from their own website it would do no good - thanks to the power of the internet, it has already been spread far and wide - even Wikipedia has a page up for it - like to see them try and take that down ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spear_(painting)

      Werner - 2012-05-29 15:13

      Similar to Juju wanting to shut Twitter down...

  • pitso.dlungwana - 2012-05-29 15:01

    Mr Murray must book a plane to move out of our country...he is not South african

      Werner - 2012-05-29 15:13

      He is an immensely talented artist on which EVERY South African should be very proud of...

  • musamuskid - 2012-05-29 15:04

    Goodman gone bad

  • pitso.dlungwana - 2012-05-29 15:08

    People they have hatred inside deep down their heart

      Gloria - 2012-05-29 17:12

      Yes, the ANC hates us!