Terre’Blanche painting set to draw fire

2012-05-31 14:38
Johannesburg - Just as The Spear saga draws to a close, so another artist is set to grab the limelight with his controversial piece showing the late Eugene Terre’Blanche sitting with his murderer on his lap.

The painting is the work of Vusi Beauchamp and shows the late Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader reading to Mahlangu from the Bible, the Sowetan reported.

Beauchamp told the newspaper his interest in Terre’Blanche’s murder drove him to paint the artwork.

He says he is trying to question the possibility that Mahlangu's allegations of sodomy might be true.

"I was at home watching the news when the story of Terre'Blanche's murder was shown. That is when the idea of painting this work hit me.

"I portrayed Terre'Blanche reading the Bible because we all know that right-wingers always claim they are superior to blacks," Beauchamp said.

"In my painting the Bible is a sign of power. Right-wingers use the Bible to justify racism.

Beauchamp says the painting was bought last week by local comedian John Vlismas.

Mahlangu was found guilty of killing Terre'Blanche.

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