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Zuma vandal 'a devout Christian'

2012-05-23 07:56

Johannesburg - One of the men who vandalised the controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma is a devout Christian.

The son of Barend la Grange from Kempton Park appeared upset when he told reporters that he didn’t know why his father had vandalised the painting, reported Beeld.

News crews were at the Goodman Gallery when La Grange painted red crosses over Zuma’s face and genitals on the painting and filmed the event.

Shortly afterwards, they filmed another man, Lowie Mabokela, smearing black paint over the painting.

Both men were arrested and would appear in court on Wednesday.

A lawyer for one of the two arrested men claimed on Tuesday that there was no connection between the two.

“We are shocked…We can only speculate about his reasons. It could be that he didn’t agree with Zuma’s lifestyle and perhaps wanted to voice it like this,” said someone close to La Grange.  

A third man was later arrested outside the gallery where he had started spraying paint against a wall.  

Comments
  • Koos - 2012-05-23 08:02

    Thinking of what I’ve seen I’m going to speculate that it has less to do with his Christianity and more to do with his position as professor. Kissing the new masters behinds to please them is something ternary institutions are masters at.

      Koos - 2012-05-23 08:12

      He will be dean soon.

      Azande - 2012-05-23 09:04

      You know it from experience, isn't it? your folks practised much of it and indeed earned some brownies. We never knew it works, I guess we will have to follow suit.

      Koos - 2012-05-23 09:10

      Is a matter of fact I do Azande. I use to teach at a ternary institution. Didn't take long for me to leave due to moral objections as to the instructions I was given. Some day I miss teaching but it is quickly remedied by speaking to others in the profession.

      HugoMabasa - 2012-05-23 09:22

      Koos,this ternary institution,where is it and what were you teaching there?infact what exactly is a ternary institution,perhaps you meant terminally mentally ill institution?whatever the case thank God you no longer teach,imagine being taught by someone who cant spell his place of employment,ai madoda!

      Koos - 2012-05-23 09:40

      @HugoMabasa: my BAD. Fingers to fast, shortcut key to close. You are glad I don't teach and I'm glad I don't teach. Can you believe we are both glad for the same thing. Unbelievable!

      Azande - 2012-05-23 09:53

      @koos, hahahaha

      Zambezi - 2012-05-23 09:58

      This man was sent by God to do what he did. Amen

      atholl.hay - 2012-05-23 10:48

      The word is tertiary. Get it right.

      Koos - 2012-05-23 10:57

      @atholl.hay: Did apologize... read further!

      Koos - 2012-05-23 11:18

      @atholl.hay: I did get it right, it's the shortcut key that didn't. Auto typing can be a bit of a bother.

      Press - 2012-05-23 11:50

      The taxpayers paying this "so-called" van Graans salary . . . ?????

      Zambezi - 2012-05-23 11:54

      Give that man a Bells!

      Jan - 2012-05-23 12:54

      Koos, ek is trots op van Graan dat hy omgee vir ander se eer. Ek wens ek het eerste daaraan gedink as n voorbeeld dat Christene anders moet wees en liefde betoon waar ander haat.

      DieHoekseun - 2012-05-23 13:56

      No Koos, two typos of the same word. Just admit you are stupid.

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-05-24 07:11

      and Koos, it supposed to be too close, not to close... If you really did teach at a tertiary institution, no wonder our country is in such crap!

  • Phillip - 2012-05-23 08:03

    I am happy to hear he has religious convictions...but i would warn other galleries that have naked paintings of Christ, to keep him out.

      Schmee - 2012-05-23 08:48

      LOL where are the naked paintings of Christ? I haven't seen any.

      Press - 2012-05-23 11:44

      Well - the sight of that may create some tension for van Graan - disapproving convictions about nudity - religious acceptability of pictures of people nailed to crosses . . .

      Press - 2012-05-23 11:53

      And why did he make a cross over the face and the service pistol in the painting ? Couldnt he decide beforehand which was the offensive part ? What is the mystical significance of the two crossess made by van Graan ?

      Press - 2012-05-23 12:01

      No really - is this man trying to say at a very subtle level that Zuma is wrong (by crossing his face out) and that the use of sexual symbology (by crossing his service pistol out) to deliver a protest message is wrong - not knowing is killing me . . .

  • bruning.vankriekenbeek - 2012-05-23 08:04

    Probably another religious fanatic attempting to force his warped views onto life...

      Paul - 2012-05-23 08:22

      Probally another devout atheist trying to bash Christians !!

      bruning.vankriekenbeek - 2012-05-23 08:34

      Lol, did you say that about Breivik too?

      bruning.vankriekenbeek - 2012-05-23 08:57

      Any bets on it NOT being a religious issue?

      Azande - 2012-05-23 09:08

      Aethists can't help it, the satanic spirits inside them is burning.

      Bergie - 2012-05-23 09:09

      Paul, how can it NOT be a religious issue? The professor is a devout chrisitian.

      bruning.vankriekenbeek - 2012-05-23 09:21

      Paul any bets? :-)

      Schmee - 2012-05-23 10:32

      Why is it impossible for a white guy to be on Zuma's side by thinking the painting is distasteful?

      jody.beggs - 2012-05-23 12:53

      @Azande pathetic arguement do you know who killed more people in the Bible , God or Satan? You loose points for thinking its Satan. Damn the man.

  • nishaatf - 2012-05-23 08:05

    This needs to stop , we have more important things to worry about than a painting , national security hahahaha

      clayton.bezuidenhout - 2012-05-23 09:14

      I am with you on this one. There are people committing horrifying crimes each and every day , but they focus on a penis painting. I can't understand this? What do you think Other countries think of our political ranting about a painting. This whole thing would have died down instantly if Zuma just laughed it off and said something like : "You should have asked me to pose, that way you could have painted the real thing. "

  • Tamaranui - 2012-05-23 08:06

    Barend la Grange ......Here is a Real South African Patriot,

      Koos - 2012-05-23 08:12

      You misspelled “Parrot” Tamaranui. There is nothing as embarrassing as a brainwashed liberal that refuses to see the truth even though every logical point and all the evidence clearly shows how it is. Zuma is “The spear”. He is a Marxist on the edge with a spear and he isn’t afraid to use it!

      Paul - 2012-05-23 08:26

      Koos, I think you know the difference between a liberal and a conservative.

      Koos - 2012-05-23 08:41

      Yes I do Paul but in this case I think there are other motives are at work here.

      Marion - 2012-05-23 08:43

      @Koos - better to be a brainwashed liberal than a braindead verkrampte.

      Koos - 2012-05-23 09:17

      @Marion: Well we all have our opinions. For your sake and those like you I pray your views and outlooks hold water. If not ... well ... we will find out one of these beautiful days. "Braindead verkrampte" or realist? I have a feeling we will find out sooner then later.

      Kenny - 2012-05-23 09:32

      @Marion - The only person that are brainwashed on this web page are you!!

      Marion - 2012-05-23 09:38

      @kenny - I think maybe you meant to say braindead...

      Koos - 2012-05-23 09:55

      @Marion: I'm confused... You see yourself as "braindead"? Go with brainwashed. Brainwashed equals plausible deniability, "braindead" is kinda a fixed state.

      Marion - 2012-05-23 10:05

      @koos - I presume Jason was responding to my comment in which case he used the wrong word because I am quite happy with my status of brainwashed liberal - just as Tamaranui is.

      Koos - 2012-05-23 10:32

      @Marion: Leaving the back door open I see. Smart. There is hope. P.S. I never referred to Tamaranui as a liberal. That would just be an uncalled for insult to liberals and beyond the call of duty.

  • allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-05-23 08:07

    In Satans glorious name , what could possess him to do that.

      Koos - 2012-05-23 08:18

      Maybe an African spirit? Tokoloshe maybe? Tokoloshe knows Satan? Perhaps family?

      Alan - 2012-05-23 08:34

      hmm Martin - you are gonna burn bro....

      Bergie - 2012-05-23 08:46

      this professor is the Hansie of the art world.

      Martin - 2012-05-23 09:04

      i hope so alan, make a man a fire and he will be warm for a day, but set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.

      Azande - 2012-05-23 09:14

      @koos, tokoloshe is scared of white people, it must be something else:)

      Koos - 2012-05-23 09:43

      @Azande: The tokoloshe is RACIST as well? NNNNOOOOOOOOOO!

      Azande - 2012-05-23 09:55

      @koos, that's what we complain about when these tokolshe come to us. NOOOOOO Why Only Us? No you are a racist HAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • Stephen - 2012-05-23 08:12

    Makes sense, we all know the intolerance that religions show to others.

      Marion - 2012-05-23 08:26

      @Stephen - my religious convictions have nothing to do with the fact that I found this painting vulgar. The inclusion of 'Christian' in the article is just designed to add religious dimensions to the debate.

      Paul - 2012-05-23 08:32

      Tolerance is overated !!

      Rob - 2012-05-23 08:37

      Marion, I agree. There was no need for this type of painting in the first place, despite the fact that Zuma is a huge embarresment to all intelligent people of this country.

      Jason - 2012-05-23 09:06

      @paul yes tolerence is overated, and im sure im not alone when i say my tolerence of your idiotic comments is running out.

      Lorain - 2012-05-23 09:50

      @ Rob, ROB I'm surprized and pleasantly so,what's wrong? do you have a fever?

      Paul - 2012-05-23 09:57

      @Jason Boo hoo ... I'm scared now!!!

      Rob - 2012-05-23 10:01

      @Lorain. I'm not " all bad " Lorain :-) Portraying Zuma's private parts is going too far & if this had been Zille instead of Zuma, i'm sure many who are defending the artists right would have felt differently somehow. Now back to the serious issue of black.......

      Lorain - 2012-05-23 10:08

      @ Rob LOL," Now back to the serious issue of black....... " I thought you atheists are too busy attacking christians at the moment ( I'm one of them by the way).We will get back to the black.... issue later,what are you non believers saying?

      Rob - 2012-05-23 10:22

      @Lorain...I'm not sure I am atheist. I am just very, very anti, organised religion & the Church as such and dont believe a word of the bible ! There are other ways, more private, to speak to ones God. I certainly was not an atheist in Angola in 1980, but not everyones prayers were answered. So I really dont know !

      jody.beggs - 2012-05-23 13:02

      @Jason with you on that , lets be as tolerant as the Christians in the Bible and stone everyone with a different point of view. (Atheists , non-believers , witches , rape survivors , lying and disobedient children etc) As an atheist I would have to stone all religious retards who "believe" in a deity , my work is cut out for me! @Paul "Tolerance is overated !!" Typical Christian brain-fart and the reason why Christianity is dying.. "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ." Mahatma Gandhi Damn the man.

  • Martin - 2012-05-23 08:12

    There is nothing more judgemental, less tolerant, destructive of things with which they do not agree, hateful and spiteful than the devout christian. Read history...oh wait they burnt that at one point too

      Alan - 2012-05-23 08:35

      twat

      Paul - 2012-05-23 08:38

      There is nothing more judgemental the a atheist with an adgenda!

      Martin - 2012-05-23 08:39

      truth hurts hey

      Martin - 2012-05-23 08:44

      which part is untrue in my statement? ..there you go being judgmental Alan, and intolerant for wanting to damn me to hell to burn. Do you really think your god buys into this hate that is spewed throughout history? x9

      Martin - 2012-05-23 08:53

      Im not athiest.

      Rob - 2012-05-23 08:59

      Well said Martin. These Sunday Shuffelers are the worst.

      Jason - 2012-05-23 09:07

      Guys please do not let retards like Paul and marion influence you, seriously im christian we are not all idiots bashing bibles in peoples faces.

      Bergie - 2012-05-23 09:14

      Martin, your word DESTRUCTIVE hits the nail on the head when trying to sum up the reborns in one word. Followed very closely by spiteful. Well said.

      QuantumDM - 2012-05-23 09:14

      @Rob - Sunday Shuffelers - Love it.

      Martin - 2012-05-23 09:19

      Hey Jason, i Know loads of fantastic christian folks, times have changed, except for the occasional bloke who is in crusader mode still

      Marion - 2012-05-23 09:26

      @Jason - please take note that I take offence to being called a retard when I have brain damage. Someone who still uses the word retard is that himself. And, just for the record, my holier than thou Christian, where did I bible bash?

      Martin - 2012-05-23 09:36

      Marion is a cool lady Jason.

      Morientes - 2012-05-23 10:11

      @ Marion, I see your sad face to often on these pages. What's up with your old age home, have you guys got free internet? Make tea for your fellow inmates, you might be of better use!

  • braamc - 2012-05-23 08:13

    Was paid by the ANC probably

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-05-23 08:50

      Then they are very good, Viva ANC Viva

      Azande - 2012-05-23 09:16

      vote for ANC then, they pay for the right cause.

      Kenny - 2012-05-23 09:39

      @Azande - thumps up for being clever by the ANC, but vote for them is taking the PISS!!!

  • Ringeta - 2012-05-23 08:14

    Good guys. detsroyed all the dirty mind of loose canon artists.

      Koos - 2012-05-23 08:20

      Typical, destroy the symptom but not the problem then throw resources at it.

      Saleé - 2012-05-23 10:06

      "loose cannon artists" lol - you are so silly hahaha

  • dave.prinsloo - 2012-05-23 08:15

    duh, obviously. Need an intolerant idiot? Call the religious nuts.

  • paulmandlankosi - 2012-05-23 08:16

    Okay! Let's move on, we have many challanges

      delish7564 - 2012-05-23 08:21

      That's the problem, this detracts from far more important issues..........perhaps that's the intention? Very sad state of affairs.

      Saleé - 2012-05-23 10:06

      About time!

  • Doc - 2012-05-23 08:18

    How strange that he was a christian, as a group they are most tolerant of people with different views and the greates champions of free speech. I am confused?

  • Ryno - 2012-05-23 08:20

    i am sure that his son will try and avoid the media for the next few years

  • E=MC2 - 2012-05-23 08:21

    aaahhh you know! There another inverted commas "Christian" goes dragging all other Christians down with him. ... if you had an ounce of "Christian" in you, you would learn to respect others property AND NOT JUDGE!! Nice work you knob

      Paul - 2012-05-23 10:22

      @E=MC2 Are you not being judgemental yourself here?

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-05-23 08:23

    from spear to smear

      Koos - 2012-05-23 08:29

      From downed Zuma to Laduma. Man I'm just glad the man doesn't play golf. I'd hate to hear about all his "hole in ones".

      Azande - 2012-05-23 09:17

      @koos, as a matter of fact he does. he doesn't miss the holes hahahaha

  • DrGonzoSA - 2012-05-23 08:24

    As usual a self centred, intolerant christian with right wing tendencies. No surprises there

      QuantumDM - 2012-05-23 08:36

      100%

  • Norman - 2012-05-23 08:25

    Sensationalism as it's worst; throwing in religion, which has nothing to do with the article in an attempt to make a terrible article seem better.

  • Barry - 2012-05-23 08:25

    Why would a devout Christian go against his faith? Vandalism is not encouraged as part of the Christian faith... Neither individuals being judge & jury. Doff article written to incite sensationalism... As if we don't have enough of that going around.

  • Shane - 2012-05-23 08:25

    why did they bring religion into this whole matter... if kittens are born in an oven would you call it anything else... likewise, religion has nothing to do with the actions of this man. His act was from free will of choice, and he simply choose to honour the "leader" of the country..(bytheway, I am not a Zuma supporter)... But for now, please Brett, give us a painting of Juju...

      bruning.vankriekenbeek - 2012-05-23 08:29

      Like Breivik?

  • Given Von Baloyi - 2012-05-23 08:26

    Thumbs up to this good christian and patriotic afrikaaner who's willing to defend his president and morality.

      gregory.wellsclifton - 2012-05-23 08:46

      Are you unwell? President (of SA), and morality in one sentence????? Surely you jest!

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-05-23 08:27

    Hats off to you Prof you are a good man with brains too, am sure he is related to Joseph Louis Lagrange the father of Lagrange multipliers from Maths

      Koos - 2012-05-23 08:32

      Not sure about that but I do know one man who is a master when it comes to multiplying even though it has nothing to do with maths and his surname is not Lagrange.

      Kenny - 2012-05-23 09:43

      @ Lerato - the best multipliers in South Africa is the the black comunity!

  • denis.delaport - 2012-05-23 08:28

    WOW! me tinx ya all missed the point. The "Art" exhibition is an indictment of the ANC and the corruption within it. The ANC cannot challenge the exhibition but they can, with the moral high ground, challenge the “Zuma” image. IDIOTS!

  • rianette.kemp - 2012-05-23 08:30

    Again, I dont understand the relevance. They might as well have said he drinks coke for breakfast for all I care! So what, he is a christian, whoopee, no matter what religion you are, you have no right to damage other people's stuff. Why always bring religion into everything. Hopefully next time they report on a murder it will read: He is a heathen

      Marion - 2012-05-23 08:46

      @rianette - it should become compulsory that everyone's religious beliefs, or lack thereof, are exposed. If it is okay to say 'Christian' 'Muslim' etc., then it is also okay to say 'Atheist'.

      Byron - 2012-05-23 09:03

      its just to stir a little - race and religion are the go to money spinners for news24

      Azande - 2012-05-23 09:20

      @next article headline is gonna read "vandal shook Zuma's hand in varsity graduation ceremony"...pathetic journalism

      bruning.vankriekenbeek - 2012-05-23 09:28

      Sorry Rianette, drinking Coke does not create fanatics. Religion does. :-)

      rianette.kemp - 2012-05-24 12:33

      @Bruning I was referring to relevance not coke itself....

  • Victoria - 2012-05-23 08:31

    Him being a Christian has NOTHING to do with it. Its a stupid headline to cause / evoke sensationalism. There is no proof that he did this because he is a Christian. Its simply irrelevant information. We are all human beings an we all make mistakes irrespective of our belief system. Every action has a reaction so he must face the music, pure and simple!

      Ronald Swanson - 2012-05-23 08:48

      @quantum.... So atheists never murder, rape, abuse? Oh... But we're talking about large organized groups. You've never heard of large unethical companies committing atrocities for the bottom line. Evil (scumbaggyness - made up word) is not a Christian, Jew, Hindu or atheist thing... It's a human thing. People suck... All people. The end.

      QuantumDM - 2012-05-23 09:02

      Everyone can be a scumbag - apparently even devout Christians. Problem is that devout Christians tout themselves better than the scumbags of the rest of humanity. It hurts hey - when you realise being devout is just a illusion and delusion.

  • andrew.arde - 2012-05-23 08:34

    What's done is done........can we all just forget about it and move on with our lives!

      QuantumDM - 2012-05-23 08:37

      Nope - next attempt of religiots forcing their views on us might hit closer to your home...

      Ronald Swanson - 2012-05-23 08:43

      @quantum... Actually contemporary atheism has many of the hallmarks of zealous, over bearing religion. From Bishops to blind unthinking followers who spread hatred, to a group forcing their world view on others. You are what you hate.

      Azande - 2012-05-23 09:22

      @quantum, you need prayers and i can offer one for your salvation.

      QuantumDM - 2012-05-23 09:31

      @Azanda - so you essentially offer me nothing - how nice. You should be a politician.

      Azande - 2012-05-23 09:36

      @quantum, hahahaha. i understand why you see it as nothing. atheists don't know the power of a prayer until they experience it. I prophesy that He reveals Himself to you in 72 hours.

      QuantumDM - 2012-05-23 09:43

      @Azanda - you also do not know the power of medication until you tried it. You also do not know the meaning of really helping someone, until you tried it. Prayer is a lazy persons way of helping.

  • David - 2012-05-23 08:34

    Anybody know what faith the other two culprits were? Or is that irrelevant? Lets target the Christian. Poor reporting. Immature and foolish.

      QuantumDM - 2012-05-23 08:36

      Nope - just because you want to hide the monsters of religion, does not make the articles any less valid.

  • craig.a.salter - 2012-05-23 08:36

    this article just wasted 2 minutes of my life

  • Zinhle - 2012-05-23 08:37

    What was shown on the news last night was not a cctv footage.How come the journos were there in time capture all what took place. Wasn't this planned by them? just wondering

  • Sekalf - 2012-05-23 08:37

    Publicity stunt!

  • Schmee - 2012-05-23 08:38

    Another kid that has been embarrassed by his fathers actions. At least this one doesn't blame it on Brett Murray.

  • sibanganim - 2012-05-23 08:40

    Why these people didnt paint themselfs than the President of the counrty .That is disrespect and they must b punished.

      euletmidah.manase - 2012-05-23 11:51

      I strongly agree

  • clourens - 2012-05-23 08:43

    This seems to be a media movement probably instated by government to keep the public eye away from thing that are already happening...

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-23 08:46

    guess Barend was trying to cover Zuma's "bar"-"end"

  • Abdul - 2012-05-23 08:47

    This episode, like some of the statements made by politicians over the last few years, are deeply divisive. Every citizen should be working to build a better country not causing disunity and hurt> No country can find success by being intolerant and hurtful.Our leaders must begin to unite all by preaching unity amongst all races.

      QuantumDM - 2012-05-23 09:08

      No preaching please - does not help no one. Politicians should start acting in the interest of the people. Time for talking (preaching) ended with the Apartheid government and the NG Kerk dominee...

  • LostAndDamned - 2012-05-23 08:48

    it figures. repressed, deluded and extreme.

  • Dawie - 2012-05-23 08:49

    Wat het Christenskap met die daad uit te waai ???

      QuantumDM - 2012-05-23 09:09

      Baie! Hy het my regte verwoes oor sy Christelike morele waardes op my af te dwing.

      Jan - 2012-05-23 12:49

      Lees jou Bybel.

  • CliveK - 2012-05-23 08:53

    It gets more and more interesting: in addition to the political, racial and artistic aspects to this comedy, we now have religion thrown in!

  • Nicky van der Vlies - 2012-05-23 08:57

    they should of burnt the place down just like our black cuzzies when they not happy bout something

  • Adele - 2012-05-23 09:02

    Surprise surprise

  • David.J.Swart - 2012-05-23 09:03

    So what gives him the right to trash someone else's belongings - where does he show his Christianity in doing that? He shows me that he does not practice his beliefs in what he has done. Hope the court makes these two pay the artist the money he has lost on the sale of the painting!

      Malavi10 - 2012-05-23 09:34

      he saw the injustice and the divisions it brings to S.Africans

      Tankiso Mogoje - 2012-05-23 10:27

      Who said Christians do not trash?You trash to make things right,even Jesus bleksemed people trading inside the church to make things right

  • Loo - 2012-05-23 09:07

    When will people realize that the artist did a symbolic portrait of someone "IN HIS OPINION" a womaniser and someone that practises casual unprotected sex OUTSIDE of marriage (polygamous or not). Rem he had casual sex with a house friend as well as impregnated a friends daughter (none of which was any of his wives). So was the artist SOOOOO wrong in his interpretation. Lets think about what hapenned to Bill Clinton with promiscuous behaviour and all the "portraits" and public illustrations that followed that. if you are a president of a country, you are measured by a different set of rules. THATS reality. We keep on talking about a volatile South Africa ,,, BUT ,,, Casual and Unprotected sex is a much bigger social problem of this country ( Both in terms of Aids and unwanted pregnancies) ... So should the president of a country be the one that continuously do exactly what the government preach one should NOT do. Where does credibility and respect come into it now. get my drift ???

      Cedric Papa-Junior Kgatla - 2012-05-23 09:12

      Sex or no sex,thts his private life...

      Loo - 2012-05-23 09:23

      Cedric .. well .. then I will say .. painting or no painting its the artist's private opinion.

      Christian J Denyschen - 2012-05-23 09:30

      Not so private if its known to the whole country.

  • clayton.bezuidenhout - 2012-05-23 09:07

    I can't believe this is what's going as news these days. Who cares if he is a devout Christian? He is still a criminal for ruining a piece of art. No matter who the paining portrays.

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-05-23 09:10

    Why didn't the security guard headbutt and wrestle the prof to the ground as he did the young man? Instead he unleashed his mawashigeri at a defenseless young man who posed no danger to anyone

  • Susan - 2012-05-23 09:10

    Who cares? He should have been painted without any clothes on at all - how does the story goes again? - Die kaal keiser.....

      QuantumDM - 2012-05-23 09:26

      He He - presies. Ek dink miskien is die probllem ons weet die keiser is kaal - ons hoef nie noodwendig te sien nie. :-). Maar party mense het partykeer 'n skok nodig om te besef die Keiser is 'n probleem wat uitgesorteer moet word. En dit is miskien wat die kunstenaar wou bereik.

  • Jacques - 2012-05-23 09:14

    If it was naked paintings of Zuma’s eight (how many?) wives, he (and the ANC) would have been so proud!

  • Jason - 2012-05-23 09:17

    Typical. Now we need to bring religion into all of this. Did you also know that it is rumoured that when Brett Murray was painting this piece he was eating a Peanut Butter Sandwich. Maybe people will start protesting against peanut butter, or even all bread spreads for that matter!

      Loo - 2012-05-23 09:24

      Well said

      Malavi10 - 2012-05-23 09:32

      he saw the injustice and the division the painting does in SA, Well Done to Barend!!!!

      QuantumDM - 2012-05-23 09:34

      Uhm - your devout Christian comrade brought religion into this because he is convinced his Christian morals trumps my rights.

  • Kenny - 2012-05-23 09:25

    HOUW!!! ZUMA CONSPIRACY!!! EISH!!! CLEVA MAN USE WHITE MAN TO DO HIS DIRTY WORK!!! AWE ZUMA!!! VERY SMART MAN YOU ARE!!!

  • Malavi10 - 2012-05-23 09:26

    IT Is Actions Like Barend La Grange that keep White settlers from dying in the hands of Africans...well done Barend, you actions makes me think it is not every single white person who have a shallow heart!

      Marion - 2012-05-23 09:42

      @Malavi10 - That may b premature because we still don't know why he put those crosses on the painting. Could be because he found it offensive or he may have been trying to make another statement that we are unaware of. I thought the two guys were working together now it turns out that they apparently didn't even know each other.

      Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-23 09:48

      @malavi try me jy sal jou gat sien

      lew.bate1 - 2012-05-23 10:23

      @Malavi: this lack of respect you demonstrate is one major contributing factor to the lack of unity so evident in our country! You need to understand that us whiteys are no more 'settlers' in SA than you are! We are settled here and your dof rantings as well as the rantings of others with a similar mentality to yours cant do a damned thing about so get used to it bro or go live somewhere else if u cant handle the pressure!

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-05-23 09:30

    would the ANC have been happier if the JZ portrait was painted by Prickaso instead of Brett Murray ?

      QuantumDM - 2012-05-23 09:35

      Ha Ha - love it. Takes a prick to paint a prick...