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Minister opens case over Zuma painting

2012-05-21 09:23

Cape Town - The ministry of justice is opening a case of crimen injuria with the police over Brett Murray’s painting of President Jacob Zuma.

The painting, called The Spear, shows Zuma standing with his penis hanging out.

Tlali Tlali told News24: “The minister is carrying the instruction [to open the case] from the president to that effect.”

The painting, part of an exhibition titled Hail to the Thief II at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, will also be the subject of a court battle on Tuesday at the South Gauteng High Court after the ANC argued that it violated Zuma’s right to dignity and made a mockery of his office.

Zuma says he was “shocked, and felt personally offended and violated” when he saw a copy of the painting for the first time.

The painting, which has divided public opinion in the country, depicts him as “a philanderer, a womaniser and one with no respect”, says Zuma.



Comments
  • brianmacza - 2012-05-21 09:27

    Another own goal is looming...

      William - 2012-05-21 09:33

      Tax dollars hard at work!

      Squeegee - 2012-05-21 09:40

      Zip-it-up Zuma is setting himself up for huge embarrassment. His character and lifestyle is going to be made part of the 'official' record.

      sven.gohre - 2012-05-21 09:48

      It would be appreciated if he used his own money on this foolish court case and not the Tax money of the squeezed taxpayers of South Africa. But that would be asking for a miracle.

      Christopher - 2012-05-21 09:55

      "The painting, which has divided public opinion in the country, ¬depicts him as “a philanderer, a womaniser and one with no respect”, says Zuma Yes...that is all true. So you are going to lose your case of crimen injuria. LOSER!

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-05-21 10:02

      This is ironic that the same governing alliance who had a go at the DA for fighting opposition in the courts uses the same route now. I am just curious on who is going to pay if they loose the case, will it be the tax payer? Then it is even worse as then they are using the funds of the whole of SA to defend a matter that is not NECESSARILY in the interest of all of SA. At least the DA pays their own cost when they loose a case.

      John - 2012-05-21 10:04

      Hmm...."Hail to the Thief" as exhibition title is not disturbing anyone, but the "soft spear"? Brett Murray to apologize to Msholozi and create immediately a new portrait with “a proper size” and “highly erected” spear pointing the bright future of this country. By Court order

      Zambezi - 2012-05-21 10:06

      These people with no respect for our black president should be exiled!

      Fred - 2012-05-21 10:08

      Some people just don't know when to leave something alone. Of course it makes it much easier when the taxpayer picks up the tab every time the president takes someone to court. Unfortunately, the more he makes of this, the wider the ripples throughout the world, and soon everyone will be looking at our philandering president a bit harder. Wouldn't it be nice to have an honest and moral president ruling over a moral and honest government. probably never to be seen in South Africa during our lifetimes unless another party gains power.

      Rob - 2012-05-21 10:13

      Had the artist been an indigenous, the painting would have been hailed as a " work of art " and an " insperation " to the nation. Meanwhile, the killing, raping & thieving continues. Be " shocked " about that Zuma.

      colin.dovey - 2012-05-21 10:26

      @Zambezi - for one uplifting moment I thought you had written "EXCITED" and not "EXILED" - how disappointing - but if so.....where to pray tell us?

      eil33nn - 2012-05-21 10:27

      If the Pres feels he wants to persue this in his own capacity, that is his right as a human being to do, but yes our tax monies hard at work...

      Christopher - 2012-05-21 10:27

      @Zambezi...So I should havee respect for Hitler, Idi Amin,Bob Mugabe,Ayotollah Ali Khameni,Kim Jong 11,etc etc.because they were presidents or dicators of countries...Are you insane. you a Sheep bru, a sheep!!

      mheystek - 2012-05-21 10:31

      @Zambezi Yes please! If it means getting way from the retards running this country then sign me up!

      Zambezi - 2012-05-21 10:33

      @Christopher..... if u are willing to put Zuma in the same league as murderous dictators then u shud be the one exiled first.......when was Zuma labelled a dictator. U shud think first...............skaap!

      Gichumz - 2012-05-21 10:34

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brett-Murray-For-South-African-President/358167054243155

      Isikhulu - 2012-05-21 10:48

      Hi, humour me for a moment. My wife asked me one day if her jeans that she was wearing made her ass look fat? I said "NO, it is the choclates that you eat that make your ass look fat!". The relevant point I am making is live by the spear, die by the spear (hahahahahahaha). The legacy that Zuma will be remembered by is his "spear". He has fathered nearly 20 children that we know of, he has been in the media for using his unprotected spear with an HIV+ activist and he has promotes polygamy. If a woman (irrespective of race) has numerous partners she is known as a slut or a whore, if a male does it he is a MAN; does this not smack of sexism? If he is the president of a country, then this is all justified? WTF, this is Africa, this is not a place for sissies.

      Selma - 2012-05-21 10:51

      What? No Julius Malema to the rescue. Our Julius is very silent on the issue of our president's dignitas. The president makes Bill look stupid. I can wait for this embarrasment to be recalled and replaced. Send him to his roots in Zululand.

      Christopher - 2012-05-21 10:52

      @Zambezi...you a sheep bru. Zuma is a Di*Ktator if you have not recently heard.

      Alan - 2012-05-21 10:53

      (Alan2) Zambezi - it's not about Zuma being Black - it's about the fact that we have a highly immporal man as prez who even impregnated his best friend's daughter amongst many others, and who has consorted with gangsters and had over 700 fraud and moneylaundering charges against him quashed by fancy legal footwork so he could be made president. Respect is EARNED mate, and Zuma has not earned respect. I don't care what colour he is - you cannot carry on the way he has, and then claim to have 'dignity'. Stop being ridiculous with your race card comments.

      Kent - 2012-05-21 10:55

      @ Zambezi. "if u are willing to put Zuma in the same league as murderous dictators then u shud be the one exiled first.......when was Zuma labelled a dictator. U shud think first...............skaap!" End of last year malema lablled the president as a dictator. Seems to make you the SKAAP ne?

      Christopher - 2012-05-21 10:56

      @Zambezi...get with the times dude. New Zealand loves sheep over there,go herd your flock and off you go. Leave South Africa to those people in the know. We want leaders here not sheep.

      Vicker - 2012-05-21 10:57

      Look - the emperor has no clothes on...

      Zambezi - 2012-05-21 11:05

      @ Kent .......I take it that u are a Malema man urself.......gr8 to know that ur kind is taking sides and going with what he says!

      fncelliers - 2012-05-21 11:14

      @Zambezi Shouldn't you update your name to "Sefako Makgatho"? Surely the name Zambezi reminds you of your horrible past?

      Schmee - 2012-05-21 11:19

      Actually Fred, Mandela and Mbeki were not known to be fornicators. So it’s not the ANC it’s the current president.

  • Charles-Bronson - 2012-05-21 09:27

    Dear Minister Moron, please do not rob the taxpayer's money on so small issue!

      Olusunne - 2012-05-21 09:34

      Black man is always a suspect,president must be respect n dis rubbish cn neva happen in europe 4 sm1 2 be paintin private of king,Queen and president in public.africa wake up.

      Olusunne - 2012-05-21 09:34

      Black man is always a suspect,president must be respect n dis rubbish cn neva happen in europe 4 sm1 2 be paintin private of king,Queen and president in public.africa wake up.

      Olusunne - 2012-05-21 09:34

      Black man is always a suspect,president must be respect n dis rubbish cn neva happen in europe 4 sm1 2 be paintin private of king,Queen and president in public.africa wake up.

      Peter-Peter - 2012-05-21 09:37

      it doesnt matter how many time you post your comment Olusunne, it still doesnt make sense

      mnbain - 2012-05-21 09:42

      http://curatorofsex.com/russias-first-sex-museum-and-a-painting-of-pu Obama is not complaining, maybe its a size issue?

      Loo - 2012-05-21 09:49

      Olusunne >> NO ONE MUST BE RESEPCTED IN MY BOOK .. respect is EARNED dude and JZ definately don't earn in ANY way.

      Christopher - 2012-05-21 09:58

      @Olusunne...get an education before trying to speka da english!

      jordaanjean - 2012-05-21 10:05

      @Olusunne - Ever wonder why that is. Sure stigma and generalising is totally wrong. But remember where there is smoke there is a fire. Most generalization have some form of factual basis. Oh and get your facts straight, European history is full of artist and rebels depicting kings, queens and leaders in a bad light. The pope is not even exempt from this. It is apparently just the South African black man that feels entitled to not be part of justified ridicule

      Fred - 2012-05-21 10:15

      @ Olusunne - Any overseas president or royal who steps out of line is fair game for their satirists and cartoonists as well. This is not a South African thing. If your president conducts himself in a manner that invites satire, then he mustn't complain when his shortcomings are highlighted. Maybe if he just cleaned up his act he wouldn't always be wasting the taxpayers money on all these court cases, which are going to rule against him anyway. Then he could actually spend his time doing what he is employed to do, which is uplifting the country, not looking for more wives or concubines.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-21 10:19

      Lets have fun, while it lasts..................!!! When Tokyo Sexwale sits in JZ office, with Julius Malema in the office next to him, we will not be laughing that loud any longer !!!!!!

      Gichumz - 2012-05-21 10:34

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brett-Murray-For-South-African-President/358167054243155

      Ed - 2012-05-21 10:58

      @Olusunne...dude, you have no excuse to be so ignorant when you have the internet at your fingertips. check out THOUSANDS of websites dedicated to presidents, politicians... http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=funny+pictures+of+obama&qpvt=funny+pictures+of+obama&FORM=IGRE http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=funny+pictures+of+the+queen&qs=bs&form=QBIR now go find yourself a brain.

      Alan - 2012-05-21 11:38

      Oh come on guys - we should all see our President as an upstanding member of society. This picture is a flop.

      Schmee - 2012-05-21 11:44

      LOL Olusunne they have just hung a painting of the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper in the nude, in the Kingston Library in Canada. It doesn't seem that he is getting totally upset about it.

  • miyo27 - 2012-05-21 09:28

    The painting, which has divided public opinion in the country, ¬depicts him as “a philanderer, a womaniser and one with no respect”...what's wrong with this? Everybody klnew that already. Nothing new. Moving on....

      Jessica - 2012-05-21 09:31

      Reminds us about Zapiro's cartoon. The truths hurts

      Gerhard - 2012-05-21 10:24

      "ANC argued that it violated Zuma’s right to dignity and made a mockery of his office." Nope, sorry, the painting did not do that, they managed this all by themselves.

      zaatheist - 2012-05-21 10:26

      If this ever gets to court then showerhead is going to have a bit of explaining to do. I can't wait.

      Msika - 2012-05-21 10:39

      @zaatheist, but will it stand in court? I doubt, unless the judge is a woman, then it will.

      Willem - 2012-05-21 11:31

      Yep, I don't see the problem....

      Alan - 2012-05-21 11:42

      whaaahhaa Msika!!!! ROFLMAO

      Alan - 2012-05-21 11:49

      Will the first witness please approach the Stand. Your honour, may we adjourn? - it is too close to the stroke of lunch.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-05-21 09:28

    I'll take the "offended" part more seriously when he condemns Ayanda Mabulu's painting as well and also launches a court interdict.. In the name of fairness since that painting has also been splashed all over twitter...

      Johann - 2012-05-21 09:49

      Googled it: http://ridwanlaher.blogspot.com/2012/05/should-anc-sue-artist-ayanda-mabulu-for.html

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-21 10:05

      Whats good for the goose as they say.

  • Rabble-Rouser - 2012-05-21 09:29

    The ANC and overnment seem to be gluttons for punishement. If all these cases go against them they will end up with egg plastered all over their faces. They are ensuring this saga will not go away.

  • kasamkelo - 2012-05-21 09:31

    You've got a right to defend rights :)

      Ed - 2012-05-21 10:59

      yes you do, if what is said or done is wrong in the first place. read what crimen injuria really means and then prove it wrong. ed.

  • trudiroos.potter - 2012-05-21 09:32

    Personally offended? He offends the women of South Africa every day.

      VaMbozha - 2012-05-21 10:06

      how does he offend the women of SA everyday..in what way? Jus asking

      Gichumz - 2012-05-21 10:35

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brett-Murray-For-South-African-President/358167054243155

      moira.fox.7 - 2012-05-21 10:56

      How does he offend - I am offended by the painting not by the subject.

  • Phae - 2012-05-21 09:33

    Your job is to lead this country, not behave like you own it. Your understanding of our constitution obviously lacks comprehension. What a sad day if you go ahead with this, man up and take the insult, it will set an example to your followers of how to behave with strength and dignity in the face of adversity.

  • Warwick - 2012-05-21 09:34

    What a 'cockup'. Get shafted.

  • zipho500 - 2012-05-21 09:34

    i hope the president wins this one,so all racists disguised as artists can be unmasked for who they really are,nxxxxx!!!!

      Jason - 2012-05-21 09:55

      Yeah. Now think about it. Its a painting and our ministers who havent got enough time to fix the problems of this country all of a sudden have time to attack an artist. Really pathetic.

      Bryan - 2012-05-21 10:00

      Shame zipho500... Playing the race card again, chop!!

      Maredi - 2012-05-21 10:02

      Zipho, Jacob Zuma does not deserve respect. He should have never been president of this country in the first place. We have allowed such a flawed character character to become president and now we cry racim when he is depicted in the best possible way anyone coul. He is a philanderer, period!

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-21 10:05

      http://ridwanlaher.blogspot.com/2012/05/should-anc-sue-artist-ayanda-mabulu-for.html

      FooFunk - 2012-05-21 11:20

      It really astonishes me to see people make comments like this.....how can you possible possibly support someone like this with the amount of court cases, allegations, blatant in your face stealing and corruption....oh wait thats the reason its because hes a black guy...obviously thats all that is needed to support him....seems pretty racist to me.....

      Ed - 2012-05-21 11:22

      http://ridwanlaher.blogspot.com/2012/05/should-anc-sue-artist-ayanda-mabulu-for.html hey dumbo500, should we also preosecute this guy. i mean he is black, so he must be rascist right??? get your head out your a s s and realise that art is art. if it was all a lie and JZ wasnt a philanderour, had 20+ kids, was honest and not corrupt, then maybe, we could talk. till you can prove that he honest and is not a philanderour, get real and see the truth for what it is...

      Fiona - 2012-05-21 12:27

      Its not about being racise Zipho500. Its about being a good leader,with morals and dignity.. Correct me IF I'M wrong Mr. Mandela NEVER faced such public "humiliation" because he is of sound moral standing, he is and was a leader of all men, (us whities included) WE (whities) have RESPECT and admiration for Mr. Mandela. HE is a true leader, HE was a healer of our nation, a father to our nation.JZ is just a babymaker who cannot keep his pipi in his pants then cries like a little girl over the lack of respect... MR MANDELA EARNED OUR LOVE AND RESPECT, what has JZ done????. SO from this whitie, NXA to you because you are obviously racist. 18 years later and nation building is still occuring, but there are so few true leaders, there is just corruption and misappropriation, no doubt that government funds will be used if a case is opened, AND FRANKLY which school, which hospital, which desperately vulnerable man, woman or child is going to go without so that the "Government" can "fight" a case which WOULD NEVER HAVE come about it the "president" was a man of integrity and good moral standing...

  • Lourenzo - 2012-05-21 09:34

    “The minister is carrying the instruction [to open the case] from the president to that effect.” Isn't he a DICKtator?

  • Kabelo - 2012-05-21 09:37

    What about a case against mdluli,cele,simelane, even the case against zuma himself. justice work agaist us the poor people and is been used as a tool to silent people by the goverment zuma quiete the stage is to huge for u.

  • Bzeng - 2012-05-21 09:37

    Zuma's misused condoms, ANC

      Anthony - 2012-05-21 10:55

      i think he does that with his brains

  • leon.v.heever - 2012-05-21 09:39

    How can the president make use of his right to dignity when he clearly entertain the motions to scrap another's right to dignity. Just shows that he only cares about him self and NOT the public. Wake up and smell the double standards. That painting is what 80% of the Nation think about the President anyway. Based on fact not fiction!

      abenathi.mzazi - 2012-05-21 09:44

      When did the nation appoint you as it's spokesperson?where do you get your stats from?

      Jason - 2012-05-21 09:56

      I dont remember entering that poll. Must of been in the 20%

      Christopher - 2012-05-21 10:33

      Yeah.. it's mnore like 90% Leon.

      GEZABABE - 2012-05-21 10:45

      @leon.v.heever : "...80% of the nation" ? You must be living somewhere else. The fact is 80% of the white popullation thinks the same as you Leon. Secondly you only represent less than 20% of South Africans. Fact.

      Ed - 2012-05-21 11:02

      ummmm abenathi...have you not check the last opinion polls. OK< leon has over-exaggerated a bit, but still, the fact is that JZ is not popular. the fact is that he is a joke to the world, he is a philanderour and he is corrupt. in short, he is not very presidential, he is an embarrassment.

  • Phumi - 2012-05-21 09:39

    Only mass mobilisation will get that gallery to remove that painting and nothing more. We all know that those running our judiciary are reactionaries and will give in to the demands of the white complex and neo-liberal sponsored agenda! It is time we things the way we know best and march to Goodman Gallery and remove that painting! It is the government that is running this country and not the courts!

      Ryan - 2012-05-21 09:44

      Do what you do best act like a savage!

      Martin - 2012-05-21 09:44

      Phumi, you forgot to call them agents.

      Jason - 2012-05-21 09:57

      bring the rocks that you can throw, maybe if you are lucky we can teach our children to necklace ppl because thats how we get things done.

      Bryan - 2012-05-21 09:59

      Spoken like a true sheep mentality follower Phumi... Take the law into your own hands now.. Moron!!

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-21 10:06

      http://ridwanlaher.blogspot.com/2012/05/should-anc-sue-artist-ayanda-mabulu-for.html

      Riëtte - 2012-05-21 10:57

      Ai Phumi, wake-up. The government is not running this country, criminals are! Everyday people are getting murdered, raped and robbed, yet there is no outcry from Zuma, but he gets personally offended and now all hell breaks loose? Maybe this will focus his attention on public opinion and force him to start doing his damn job, running a growing country, not hunting women!

      GEZABABE - 2012-05-21 11:01

      @PhumI: You are quite right Phumi, the government is running the country and not the courts. Maybe you should go bit further and make some ashole become aware that whites in this country don't really like to be governed by Africans. The white mentality of being supreme is still embeded in their thinking. The President has a right to defend himself against such horrendous and racist attacks from whites. I fully support the stand he has taken as the head of a democratic state. As a man, and as a black man and a father and parent, I am behind him all the way. Taxes? Whose tax are these asholes complaining about? 19% of the popullation is rich and have the means to litigate parliament. 81% who is black should just sit and watch? It's my money too Mr. President.

      Ed - 2012-05-21 11:06

      iceman...you gotta love all that 'gayness' in Mabulu's picture. from what historical records show, being a bit of a homo on the side was just as cool as having 10 wives??? not nearly as cool as being a corrupt president with 6 wives and 20+ kids though...

      Michael - 2012-05-21 11:15

      So tired of you racists, or can racism only be against blacks?

      Jacqui - 2012-05-21 12:18

      Phumi, if the government is running the country and not the courts, why are they going to court then?.

      Christopher - 2012-05-21 19:37

      Mob violence is how you want things handled? Once you give the mob that power, how will you get the power back? If the mob now decides to attack you for questioning its right to power, are you okay with that? Even tribal societies have rules of conduct, and South Africa is caliming to be a civilzed country and a democracy. You want to reduce it to mob rule. That sounds like a fool's idea.

  • christo.t.botha - 2012-05-21 09:40

    Well... There goes our Democracy

  • chris.vanvuuren.7 - 2012-05-21 09:41

    A loaf of bread: R10 A pep store sweater to keep you warm this winter: R100 The average cost of an RDP house: R20 000 Watching the government you voted in pointlessly spend tens of millions on a court case defending the president's penis while your stomach starts gnawing at your ribs and then suddenly realizing that you've been played for a fool: Priceless.

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-21 09:41

    Focus on the state affaires. Keep your personal feeling away from state affaires. Or is the goverment in a self running state?

  • PumaFred - 2012-05-21 09:43

    FFS some people need to get a life or a sense of humour or both

  • Hudayfah - 2012-05-21 09:43

    Other news please. This has become boring five articles ago

  • Kroese - 2012-05-21 09:45

    Breaking news -- The penis on display actually belongs to Malema! In an exlusive interview with the artist, Bollie News Magazine can report that the penis in question is NOT the president's, but actually belongs to Malema. Proof of this may be found by closely examining the painting - it has the words "do you want him the breakfast and taxi money?" tatooed on offending member.

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-05-21 09:45

    I quite like the way JZ says that he was \personally offended\ and then quickly says that it is also an insult to his office. What better way to have the government carry the legal costs? Surely any civil suit has to be taken in his own capacity, hence payable out of his own pocket?

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-21 11:31

      when it comes to these kind of spins these guys are excellent- pity they don't use this wonderful skill in their daily tasks

  • Herman - 2012-05-21 09:46

    What is the best thing about the anc........nothing.

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-21 09:46

    Just buy the panting with state funds and destroy it. Now it's worth millions. Surely it will cost cheaper than courts!!!! You do spend the money as you like.

  • Loo - 2012-05-21 09:46

    THERE goes another R 10 000 000.00 in tax money. Ai can this be blown out of proportion more ???!!!! Should have painted him with small ears .. (He doesnt listen either)

  • Willie - 2012-05-21 09:46

    What an issue over a non-issue!!! Remember Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. Just google this and see the huge number of cartoons, also a depiction of Bill Clinton with his penis in all shapes and sizes. No-one made this a race or cultural issue. Respect is earned not demanded. Why must we be subjected to Zuma's spear in newspaper reports of his latest marriage or his extra-marital affair with the daugther of a friend? When the nation's spear is depicted in a painting it is once again a race issue and veryone linked to Zuma up in arms. Teach a man to unzip with due respect to others - and he will be respected!!

      smakuwa - 2012-05-21 10:41

      u ar talking abt white ppl who dnt hv culture nd respect

      Riëtte - 2012-05-21 10:59

      smakuwa, if you call being sex-obsessed a culture, please go ahead and have all the culture you want, we don't want be part of that.

  • revaro.winkler - 2012-05-21 09:49

    idiot painter assylum can`t be purchased what is this guy tinking freedom of speech greedy to get paid so you dis the president f%$## of to australia now

      Templar - 2012-05-21 09:55

      Say what?

      Loo - 2012-05-21 10:11

      Hows the Gunja .. I see you got hold of the good stuff it seems

      eil33nn - 2012-05-21 10:41

      Why Australia?

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-21 11:39

      Book your damned tickets and go already.

  • Piet - 2012-05-21 09:51

    Don't they ever stop??? I've had it with the adverticement he gets of his willie......Pays to advertice ???????

  • Bonkers - 2012-05-21 09:52

    Who exactly is pursuing a case of crimen injuria? Jacaob Zuma or the President. If it is the former why is the DOJ involved? This smacks of a conflation of the office of the president with Jacob Zuma personally.

  • nicola.killops - 2012-05-21 09:52

    I wonder if Michaelangelo took this much flak over The Statue Of David?

  • lownabester - 2012-05-21 09:54

    Who's paying for the legal fees??? Us??? How childish can they get, The spear was long enough?? Is that the reason!!!!

  • Loo - 2012-05-21 09:54

    Yeah .. JZ .. pray that the artist don't have a good lawyer. See law works like this , ALL your promiscuous behaviour will officially form part of defences arguments ,,, not even to speak of freedom of speech. Be sure that those skeletons in the closet will also be hauled out. For example .. If a convicted murderer is pictured with a knife ,, problem?? If a proven pro casual (and random sex)president gets pictured with penis hanging out, problem ??

  • Tgif - 2012-05-21 09:55

    YKK freedom fighters M Thondo we Siswe

  • Rob - 2012-05-21 09:55

    The end must be near (pun?), anyway Zuma must sense that his place in the limelight is under threat, he has made certain that he will be remembered. An embarressment!

  • Zing - 2012-05-21 09:55

    I had a good look at the painting. It didn't look as if he was off ended.

  • Bryan - 2012-05-21 09:56

    Depicts him as a 'philanderer and a womaniser'... But Mr President, it's the truth.. That is exactly what you are and there is no denying it..!! WTF Dude, get over yourself..!!!

      Smith - 2012-05-21 10:29

      Wel said Mr Bryan. lol funy dude. Cn js imagine u sayin WTF to th president.

      Smith - 2012-05-21 10:29

      Wel said Mr Bryan. lol funy dude. Cn js imagine u sayin WTF to th president.

  • Michael - 2012-05-21 09:58

    perhaps this case is a good thing - x-examining the prez and displaying his entire personal like centre stage will do wonders to officially expose this womanising polygamist

  • jordaanjean - 2012-05-21 10:00

    This surely is a slap in the face of the façade that we call democracy and freedom of speech. It seems it is only freedom of speech when you are a Million Rand Car driving, mansion living ANC cadre. In stead of having the biggest hissy fit in history. The ANC should rather look at themselves and make changes, so that the rest of the world does not see them like that.

      Jean - 2012-05-21 11:00

      So the person who's the painting about is not allowed to feel offended?! He cannot request the painting to be removed even tho he was painted without any consent?! I mean Zuma is a screw up and I do not like him but rights are rights, I just think that people who are level headed shouldn't act like anc supporters that usually show their double standards.

  • viyonhammond - 2012-05-21 10:02

    I get sick to see how quick justice can take place for a completely irrelevant person! This is stupid and sick...

  • Gee - 2012-05-21 10:06

    Get over yourself zuma. And while your at it get over the fact that respect is earned and does not automatically come with the position you hold.

  • Philip - 2012-05-21 10:07

    watch this if you wanna have laugh... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17m8OnHC7dQ&feature=related

      Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-21 10:19

      HaHa

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-21 11:31

      Is he a racist?

  • Grace - 2012-05-21 10:08

    With 6 wives and many girlfriends and 21 children (that he's aware) of... Surely its been hanging out most of the time anyway? Lol... A still life

  • VaMbozha - 2012-05-21 10:08

    Let him try make a potrait of me like that...i turn green and make sure he suffers for the rest of his miserable life, including his descendants and their descendants too

      Pieriewaaier - 2012-05-21 12:13

      And why, for heavens sake, would you deserve such national and international approbium? Are you in any position of national and international significance to attarct the interest of artist of some standing and the South African community at large? Please tell me. But your comment reminds me of the Blood River Covenant of the Voortrekkers and God. Now there's a thought to think about while you're contemplating your insignificant navel...

  • mmakgaboe - 2012-05-21 10:09

    I am no Zuma fan whatsoever but this Brett Murray stepped way out of line. As an artist he is entitled to showcase his artistic side BUT he should at least show some bit of respect for the subject...and if not for Zuma for his many kids some of which are decent. That painting says a lot about the true person he is - and yes, race also has everything to do with it! Its disgusting!

      Michael - 2012-05-21 11:24

      Let Zuma earn respect just like everyone else has too. I never saw any below the belt satire about Mbeki, Mandela or Tambo, they have my respect!

  • 21.november.dell - 2012-05-21 10:10

    I like the part where he feels 'violated' ...just like the women he raped?

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-21 10:10

    He will be written in history as the best sold painting. What are you moaning. It is an exelent painting. It does depict your historic back ground since you hit the lime light in public face .

  • collen.masetla - 2012-05-21 10:12

    zuma is ruling like a chief by having all wives in this country BUT to expose his genitals is total rubish. We want haffjee's private parts now and hellen zille because she prefer all male cabinet in western cape. ANC MUST ALSO LOOK FOR A DIFFERENT PRESIDENT AT ALL COSTS AS THIS ONE IS DRAGGING THE PARTY TO THE WRONG DIRECTION WITH HIS CONDUCT. UNLESS zuma IS REMOVED, WE WILL NEVER HAVE THE OLD ANC WE KNOW OF NELSON MANDELA. I know if MALEMA was still on ANCYL leadership, this picture was not going to be there. THE MILITANT YOUTH LEAGUE WOULD HAVE THREATENED TO TAKE ACTION AND WE WILL BE TALKING DIFFERENT TUNE NOW. BUT HEY LET THIS SO CALLED anc president DEAL WITH IT.

      Loo - 2012-05-21 10:14

      Your'e just upset cause Malema has a smaller pee pee ??!!!!

      Phae - 2012-05-21 10:52

      Yes and the word for Malema is dictator, and the problem with them is they can have a bad dream, wake up, and march on your house and threaten to take action against you.

      collen.masetla - 2012-05-21 11:36

      simply remove zuma from ANC

      Jacqui - 2012-05-21 12:22

      collen the ANCYL would have taken action, like smashing dirtbins, hurling rocks and shouting abuse?. How uncivilized is thta?.

      Michael - 2012-05-21 12:46

      Quoting "THE MILITANT YOUTH LEAGUE WOULD HAVE THREATENED TO TAKE ACTION". Anyone who is behind this like you obviously are, needs to be removed from the country. So sick of these so-called "militant" racist swine, both black and white. Leave my country alone and let us reasonable people form a real democracy.

      Kent - 2012-05-21 12:50

      "simply remove zuma from ANC" The South African public did not put him in charge of the ANC, it was the ANC themselves that made him president, so the blame should lie solely with the ANC.

  • Lourenzo - 2012-05-21 10:14

    Dear Mr DICKspear , why dont you use your onw personal legal team to pursue legal action on this matter, than using state resource (Taxpayers money) to protect your golden D%&^&$*%k from being exposed further

  • Gert - 2012-05-21 10:15

    This Case ---Probably paid for by tax payer's money

      Thapelo - 2012-05-21 10:28

      i d'nt see any thing wrong

      eil33nn - 2012-05-21 10:43

      Thapelo...you obviously live off grants and don't pay tax yourself?

      mbali.patala - 2012-05-21 10:54

      The pic is distasteful but prez Jacob Zuma cannot use state resources. Did Brett actually say its the Prez on the pic? Just curious.

  • denis.delaport - 2012-05-21 10:16

    Has anyone considered that it is an individual in his own party that is hell bent to expose him for what he is? "Tail Wagging the Dog"! It is the ANC keeping it in the media, keeping the "Embarrassment" factor high.