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Zuma's manhood on show in another painting

2012-08-28 09:15

Johannesburg - Another painting of President Jacob Zuma with his private parts exposed went on display at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town on Monday night, according to a report.

According to The Cape Times, artist Ayanda Mabulu's painting of Zuma wearing traditional attire and his penis exposed, entitled Umshini Wam [weapon of mass destruction, according to the artist's description] is part of an exhibition - Our Fathers.

The exhibition also has works from artist Brett Murray whose controversial painting, The Spear, resulted in protests against Johannesburg's Goodman Gallery in May.

The Spear, which also depicted Zuma with his genitals exposed, was later removed by the Goodman Gallery and the City Press website. The artwork was also classified with a rating of "16N" by the Film and Publication Board because it displays nudity.

Mabulu's painting is priced at R75 000.

"He is not naked; I did not paint him with an uncircumcised penis. This is a metaphor that shows he is not a boy; he is a man, an elder, a father, a leader," Mabulu was quoted as saying.

"In this painting I'm engaging my elder in the language of my mother-tongue, the language that carries the culture of my people, the language he understands the most.

"Through this painting, I respectfully, as one of his children, ask my father why he is starving us. Why he is negating his duties to his children, the citizens of South Africa."
 

Comments
  • adrian.hill.750 - 2012-08-29 06:28

    Die tekening se naam is Die LUI Shlong van die cANCer.

      pieter.labuschagne.718 - 2012-08-29 07:21

      Nee dit is die enigste Shlong wat werk in die cANCer

      adrian.hill.750 - 2012-08-29 09:01

      eish...en daai Shlong is besig....

  • phorane.thokoane - 2012-08-29 07:27

    This is in bad taste people; artistic freedom or not..... What happened to poor old dialogue in a picture, without disrespecting one's elders..... JZ might be a joke for a president, but as an African man, he deserves respect from everyone, elders and youngsters alike..... It is unAfrican to depict your elders exposed, in one way or another..... If there is not other way to paint him; why don't artists just leave him then; the nudity story has reached its 10 cents now, come on!!!!!

      adrian.hill.750 - 2012-08-29 09:11

      Respect...good one...like the respect he has for girls in skirts, or the respect he has for the law, or the respect he has for his friends daughter, or the respect he has for the taxpayers money....don't make me laugh. I respect Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, they are educated statesmen, not uneducated goat herders that knob anything that moves.

      thamsanqa.khulekwayo - 2012-08-29 13:27

      Dikgosi Zuma is the one who showed the whole world his penis,these artst are just helping him to expose it.

  • sisie.indola - 2012-08-29 07:54

    Forget bad taste - what is this obsession with Zuma's privates.

  • anthonycharles.williams - 2012-08-29 08:01

    becuase he does not care.

  • adrian.hill.750 - 2012-08-29 09:04

    We are obseswed with Zuma's chopper because he is obsessed with his chopper. The average family has 2- 3 kids. somebody should do a painting of him with 11 choppers to show how far above average he really is!

  • hamilton.tspoon - 2012-08-29 09:53

    Our former president Nelson Mandela liked dancing and kids, ...most of painting were those of him either dancing or with kids. With Tambo Mbeki always looking serious, his painting were all like that. And now our present president Jacob Zuma likes using man hood part (penis)...most of his painting will have to show his penis. Simple and straight.

  • thamsanqa.khulekwayo - 2012-08-29 13:24

    weak president

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