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Rights group slams 'gutter attack' on Zuma

2011-07-20 22:35

Johannesburg - The continued depiction of President Jacob Zuma with a shower on his head in cartoons has "saddened" the commission for the promotion and protection of the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities.

"It is culturally, religiously and linguistically unprecedented to attack each other on the basis of a forgiven past," the commission's chief executive Pheagane Moreroa said in an open letter to cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, or Zapiro, as he signs his cartoons.

"This type of gutter attack on a president duly and democratically elected by a handsome majority of the people of South Africa does not contribute to nation building and social cohesion, which is a constitutional ideal.

"Mr Shapiro displays an unbelievable insensitivity to cultural sensibilities of all decent-minded people. His cartoons on the president appear to be calculated to attack the psyche of a people emerging from a shameless past in which successive oppressive regimes ruled."

The commission has also taken issue with Shapiro's cartoons depicting Zuma preparing to rape "lady justice".

"How do we explain these cartoons of both the shower [which, in any case, involved a personal issue] and the preparing-to-rape action to our children. The president, as a citizen of this country, also has an inalienable right to human dignity."

Outraged

Shapiro on Wednesday said he viewed the issue in a different light.

"I am outraged by the unethical actions and statements of Jacob Zuma in his insatiable pursuit of power.

"It was those words and actions that prompted me to produce an image which I know is shocking, but was so important to the whole nation that I felt public interest far outweighed the sensitivities that could be bruised by the cartoon," he said of the cartoon depicting Zuma preparing to rape "lady justice", published in the Sunday Times on September 7 2008.

It was published in the context of Zuma's looming trial on corruption charges, which were eventually dropped, and threats by his allies that there would be "anarchy" if the case continued.

"The idea of justice being raped is something that comes from a very, very long-held understanding of the word rape.

"In most dictionaries you'll find a specific reference to the abuse of an institution and it was crucial, at that time, to show that Zuma and some of his allies were abusing and bullying the justice system simply to avoid his having to stand trial on corruption charges.

"The idea that there could be some difficulty in explaining to children why there is a disturbing image displays a lack of understanding of satire and criticism."

A complaint over the cartoon to the SA Human Rights Commission was dismissed. The SAHRC reportedly found that the cartoon expressed "free, open, robust and even unrestrained criticism of politicians by a journalist".

It also found that the cartoon stimulated "valuable political debate".

Shapiro said the commission's finding had, to a large extent, "torpedoed" Zuma's case.

However, Zuma was still taking legal action against Shapiro over the cartoon. The cartoonist had received a summons recently indicating he was being sued for R5m. He had initially received a letter of demand in 2008 for R7m.

Unprotected sex

Shapiro first employed the shower head after Zuma's rape trial, in which he said he showered after having unprotected sex with an HIV positive woman, to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.

"It kind of represents the odd statements he's made, displaying... other prejudices as well. It's become a little broader and kind of represents his strange public utterances... and lack of morality, making high-minded speeches on World Aids Day and then displaying the opposite in your private life."

Moreroa further appealed to Shapiro to respect Zuma.

"We appeal to Shapiro to respect the president of South Africa, who is not being helped by these insulting cartoons as he meets other world leaders visiting this country.

"Let us criticise by all means, but let us do it the ubuntu way. Hate the deed, by all means, but not the doer."

Comments
  • Francois - 2011-07-20 22:49

    Moreroa, can you not appeal to Zuma as well to respect the law, freedom of the press, freedom of expression and not the freedom of his willy when it comes to women not married to him? How about respect for women in an ubuntu way? How about some respect for the millions that are dying of AIDS? How about respect for property rights? If Zuma states that a democracy needs debate and that is how he defends Malema, then Zapiro's cartoons are a part of the debate. Zuma can't have his cake and eat it, but he can have his bicycle and ride it.

      Bill - 2011-07-20 23:06

      Well said, Sir!

      Dundermoose - 2011-07-20 23:24

      Can anyone say "Candre deployment"?

      cliffarc - 2011-07-21 01:48

      - Zuma is solely responsible for his own behaviour and actions. And should they be unbecoming of a man holding the post of president, he only has himself to blame for any tarnishing to his reputation and image in the eyes of the public. His appointment to the presidency was decidedly not by a vast majority. And even if it was , that does'nt give him the right to act like a fool without consequences. If he has a claim to human dignity , then he should conduct himself in a dignified manner, befitting of the office of a president. Blaming the past oppresive regimes as an excuse for his behavior is frankly pathetic. When will Anc/ Zuma supporters ever grasp the concept that respect does not simply go with the position, it is has to be earned through deeds, actions and accomplishment. It's pointless shooting at Zapiro - he's just the messenger.

      cliffarc - 2011-07-21 02:03

      - And while we're talking about sensitivities, why does'nt this rights commission also look into the " shoot the boer " warcry ? Double standards again I would say.

      Liberty - 2011-07-21 03:43

      @cliffarc amen. Well said

      subtle59 - 2011-07-21 07:13

      He is the president..... and he knew she was HIV POSITIVE...... so with his Std 3 education, and as PRESIDENT of RSA...... he felt he needed a shower..... so that he does not catch AIDS..... he is a legend...... all the ANC are now just showering after sex..... cos their President says so.... VIVA ANC

      anti crime - 2011-07-21 07:56

      Decided not to comment bad on this one,keep my blood pressure low today.....ANC will run s.a into the ground....so let's wait untill it happens....kapish!...take it....and GO lol

      Matt - 2011-07-21 08:38

      They're worried about religious issues - yet South Africa has NO religious freedom. Just try excluding your child from a religiously insulting class at school... you will instantly see that SA's constitution is ANTI religion

      Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-07-21 08:44

      Dubula, ja, ons weet presies wat is vryheid. Ou stortkop aan die ander kant gebruik "vryheid" om sy bankrekening stewiger te maak en meer vroue en kinders aan te skaf met belasting geld wat meestal deur blankes en blanke besighede betaal word. Mense soos jy en jou negaslag sal oor 'n 1000 jaar nog steeds apartheid blameer vir julle tekortkominge en armoede en langs die straat staan en bedel vir geld en steel in plaas van om daarvoor te werk. Jy beter wakker skrik boetie, een van die dae is daar net mooi niks meer oor om te plunder nie en ou storkop en sy maatjies sit dan met stewige bankrekeninge in ander lande want die een is onbewoonbaar en het geen ekonomie of betekenisvolle geldeenheid oor nie.

      Lunghile - 2011-07-21 09:04

      Well said indeed

      Krush - 2011-07-21 09:16

      ..don't forget the healing power of beetroot..

      myancmyfutur - 2011-07-21 09:50

      Its difficult to debate any on this Anti-government forum.............Whatever you say its OK

      Kevin - 2011-07-21 10:14

      Well said . That shower head is the only defense we have to show the world that we are not all like the president,that we disagree with his morals and that South Africa has decent folk.

      Shadoz - 2011-07-21 12:21

      the idiot brought it on himself for being ....an IDIOT

      siya.block - 2011-07-21 16:07

      What I like about the whole cartoon situation is that you get it in all these white racist expensive papers. the majority of our people in the rural and urban areas do not afford them anyway and as such they do not consume the junk that it contains. Zapiro was shocked after his hard labour that we put Zuma as president. He is going to die a frustrated man that after his tireless work, we are going put in Malema as our president, actualy he is going to commit suicide when we nationalise mines

      cyberdog.breath - 2012-07-06 15:37

      @siya.block: Yeah, the irony in your statement. If these uneducated guys in rural areas had enough education to properly understand one of zapiros cartoons, as you are implying, they would be educated enough to not be voting for their own downfall, hence the ANC. *Sigh* currently they probably can not even understand the depth of this simple statement either. Or, like you, the consequences of nationalization. Filling your pockets with the contracts gained from that will be very short lived, before it all comes crashing down. It is clear that you have only simple, short term gains to get from this.

  • observer - 2011-07-20 22:50

    Mr Zuma was not "democratically elected by a handsome majority of the people of South Africa" as Mr Moreroa falsely claims. He might not have noticed this, but the constitution only allows voters to vote for parties, not for individuals.

      Eric West - 2011-07-20 23:08

      Exactly! Zuma was elected by the Pirates of Polokwane - not by the people of SA!

      Deeteem - 2011-07-21 06:31

      Never ever will I refer to that man as any kind of president !!

      Don-the-man - 2011-07-21 06:31

      @dubula - have you ever considered seeking professional help for your ailment.

      Thandi - 2011-07-21 06:34

      Well said Don

      Rolie - 2011-07-21 07:14

      @dubula - As an outsider, what do you think of the human race??

      Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-07-21 08:52

      With respect daaivark, Zuma was not elected in the national election, the ANC was. Eric is quite right by saying he was voted for as president at Polokwane.

      Andrew - 2011-07-21 09:09

      Observer, I saw Zuma's face on the ballot sheet. Where were you voting? Maybe in Oranje. I lover Zapiro and he can draw what ever he wants as it is a free country, but the joke is not funny anymore.

      Krush - 2011-07-21 09:18

      @daaivark. Which party do you support?

      daaivark - 2011-07-21 09:24

      Nitpicking, Stephan. I do know how the elections worked. I took part too. Sure we voted for a party, but every voter knew who the leaders of those parties were. So don't sit and play pathetic wordgames, please.

      myancmyfutur - 2011-07-21 10:09

      @ Observer,That also happens to Premiers, though I'm not a DA supporter I know quite well that Madam Zille is a democratically elected Mayor of the Western Cape Dont use the constitution when it suites you.

      ChrisG - 2011-07-21 10:23

      @Daaivark, if you see it as a "pathetic word game" then you lack any insight into politics in SA (and within the ANC in particular). If we were given the option of choosing an individual do you really think an overwhelming majority would have voted for someone like JZ as opposed to someone like Trevor Manuel or Tokyo Sexwale? Just because they all belong to the same party doesn't mean they're all the same. There are some brilliant leaders in that party and they would have earned my vote if they were presidential candidates.

      Morne Loubser - 2011-07-21 10:24

      @DubulaAMABUNU ... dude..honestly, do you read the papers? Do you know what's going on in your country? Sure your a patriot of a injustice system..a system that's been stealing from the WHOLE OF OUR COUNTRY, been abusing rights, changing laws to suite them. Your understanding of "democratic elections" idiotic at best. Don't reply to people's posts if you don't know what your talking about mate. Rather hide in your shack so nobody realises exactly how low your IQ is. And you can spice your pap with that!

      Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-07-21 10:47

      daaivark, if you don't know how stuff work then stay away from commenting on it, please. Educate yourself rather than accusing people of "pathetic word games". You are looking like the pathetic one here now by the way.

      penada - 2011-07-21 11:50

      actually daaivark is right and you know it if anc voters did not agree with jacob zuma as president of the ANC they would have simply not voted for the ANC at the general election...In a SA general election a vote for a party = a vote for the leader of that party, esp in so far as the ANC is concerned, so yes...ANC was voted in by an overwhelming majority = Zuma was voted in by an overwhelming majority. do you think a handful of polokwane could have alone created a win of more than 60% in a general election? wordgames, daaivark is right

  • cgtours - 2011-07-20 22:54

    zUMA BROUGH THE SHOWER ON HIMSELF! no one respects a President with his history.Do you not think the International Governments and people in other Countries read the papers? Heads of state should have an impeccable background and character to be respected. He is much talked about behind his back Internationally and not many take him serious. It would perhaps do him good to stay at home and sort out the mess this Country is getting into and for which he is getting PAID for, instead of trying to sort out Gadaffi - what a laugh! HE HAS NOT EVEN SORTED OUT OLD BOB mUGABE YET! nO, HE will have to live with his background and his reputation- retiring may be a good idea! How much money has he made? Good question.

  • Michael - 2011-07-20 22:59

    Call it freedom of expression idiots

  • william.botha - 2011-07-20 23:02

    This is really funny.

  • Eric West - 2011-07-20 23:09

    Viva Zapiro, vivaaaaaaaaaaa!!! :)

      daaivark - 2011-07-21 07:11

      On this we agree. Political satirists have existed and filled a crucial social role since the beginning of organised politics. Zapiro is doing exactly what is expected.

  • OuWitBooi - 2011-07-20 23:25

    When Zuma has allowed his role in the arms deal to be properly investigated (remember he was fired by Mbeki for this), when he has stood trial for his corrupt relationship with Shabir Shaik, when he has explained why his family is entitled to billions of rands of freebies from the Guptas, why his friend who has no police experience can be head of the police, when he has answered Madonsela's findings on this corrupt friend, and when he has answered a host of other queries that we could list - then he can talk about his personal rights.

      cliffarc - 2011-07-21 01:49

      - Absolutely right on the money.

      Charlie - 2011-07-21 09:51

      Couldn't agree more...where in the world can such a spineless, corrupt person be president! This should be one of the greatest honor's and achievements in a persons life, not a platform for self enrichment! The morals in this country have sunk so low in the last couple years...disgusting!

  • wombatingloves - 2011-07-20 23:31

    If you want to be dumb enough to say you had a shower after forceful sex on a vulnerable victim you deserve this you 783 thieving, corrupt and ineffective so called President. You asked for public office, you made public statements regarding your after sex shower, now live with what gets thrown back at you!!!

  • POLLENYS - 2011-07-20 23:31

    Excellent way of putting it. As for ubuntu: I don't see any of the high ideals - only a mass of people that are enriching themselves at the expense of the poor.

      Snoek - 2011-07-20 23:47

      People don’t really know the meaning of Ubuntu. Originally Ubuntu was supposed to be written into our constitution, when the researchers found out that Ubuntu is not what it was made out to be, the idea was dumped. I have not done the research to find out what the problem was with Ubuntu, but I sure would love to find out.

  • saliem - 2011-07-20 23:39

    Pheagane Moreroa it's called SATIRE and if you are an unconscious incompetent (you DON'T know what you DON'T know) then you are peeps like you will never understand Shapiro. So some advice from me is to go and study, read a lot and get a refund on your education. The notion of using government funds (or tax money) to bring litigation against Shapiro for his work is laughable to say the least!

      saliem - 2011-07-20 23:40

      "our" not "or"

      Protest - 2011-07-21 08:29

      What is mind-boggling is how long Pheagane Moreroa took to come up with this tirade against Zapiro. When it comes to the art of One-upmanship, Pheagane Moreroa and his intellectual team certainly are setting new standards.

  • Wishbone - 2011-07-20 23:39

    Nothing like another sycophantic rant from another comrade unable to distinguish between party and state. Respect is earned and not simply given!

  • thabani.j.themba - 2011-07-20 23:40

    zappiro we are of your agenda & we are not suprised

      phillie - 2011-07-21 00:34

      HUH ????please explain the superfluity of your verbosity !!!!!

      Blougroen - 2011-07-21 00:39

      He obviously means Zuma should be forgiven as the massess have forgiven the perpetrators of apartheid . .

      cliffarc - 2011-07-21 01:53

      - Fine- if telling the truth is an agenda, so be it.

      Liberty - 2011-07-21 03:50

      Oh Zuma is forgiven, but he is not fit to be a president, or in charge of anything for that matter

      Zaq - 2011-07-21 07:19

      What?? Say again please - in normal understandable English.

  • alexander taylor - 2011-07-20 23:46

    To think that this Moreora can utter such drivel shows what level of intelligence is needed to become the commission's chief executive, l say get into the 21st century

  • wizard - 2011-07-20 23:58

    Wake up and smell the roses. The Prez is elected as he is the Prez of the ruling party. He is not the Prez of the majority in the country. The Prez must show respect to the people of this country by going to Court and prove his innocence regarding all the charges against him. In my view and that of many South African's he is a joker and the shower head fits him quite well. Once he has gone not Court to clear his name, I will be the first to protest that the shower-head be removed. At the moment I have no faith in him unless he proves me otherwise.

  • Larro - 2011-07-20 23:59

    "viva showerhead, viva!"

  • phillie - 2011-07-21 00:37

    I think Zapiro has been kind to draw a shower head and not a turd. Please stick to your guns Jonathan and portray things as you see it. We enjoy your satire immensely!

      Kevin - 2011-07-21 11:03

      A shower head is better than a gutter on his head. It is debatable which one is more applicable

  • phillie - 2011-07-21 00:39

    Maybe Zapiro should portray Moreroa with a cow pat on his head for the BS he is sprouting!

      Zaq - 2011-07-21 07:22

      Good one, phillie - let the stuff be dripping onto his shoulders! Ha, ha, ha.

      JKSed - 2012-07-08 08:28

      Until your dad's or granpa's penis is put on headlines you won't understand how his kids feel. By vertue of your racist past, you have been raised to believe that you are superior than all humans. You judge, you insult and you prescribe human values. It is embedded in your roots and no one can help you at all. Shame!

  • erasmufj - 2011-07-21 01:47

    There is a large group of individuals also targeted with hate speech during meetings enticing the crowds to sing songs that embrace the idea of killing this particular group. No rights offenses here !! But let us draw one shower cap. Pheagane Moreroa, good morning!! You just woke up now ???

  • Gargmel - 2011-07-21 02:09

    Go Zapiro!! Zuma deserves all the ridicule he gets. Corrupt, thieving liar and a rapist to boot. Not my president.

      JKSed - 2012-07-08 08:23

      Zuma is not your president? Who's your president the? You think like a stupid ill baby who's motives are always egoistic, ignorant and underdeveloped. The majority chooses the leader and you follow. You can draw penises, jump very high or even commit suicide, Zuma is YOUR president, unless you go back home.

  • ZumaGabe - 2011-07-21 03:18

    Okey dokey, here is some respect : el presidente zoooooommmer 783 retard trash !! Read my lips - SHOWER HEAD

  • Liberty - 2011-07-21 03:39

    Respect has to be earned. Zuma has failed to earn any respect. No one will respect you just because you were voted into higher office by the sheeple. Not even the sheeple wants him in office any more come to think of it. It's about how you conduct yourself, that's how you earn respect...... Till then showerhead

  • Wayne - 2011-07-21 05:42

    Truths Hurts... ! In full support of Zapiro and any other cartoonist that has the guts to stand up and demonstrate the abuses of power now so common in our so called government of the people... Zuma should rather PAY the R5 mill to organizations in support of abused women ! I'm sure Malema can lend him half if needs be...

  • Yabonga - 2011-07-21 05:58

    Zuma was elected by only about 4000 delegates at the ANC conference in Polokwane in 2007. He was not elected by "a handsome majority of the people of South Africa" in a formal general election!

      JKSed - 2012-07-08 08:20

      You don't know nothing wena. The word delegate means what? ANC leaders are chosen by branch representatives from the whole country!

  • Thingamebob - 2011-07-21 06:30

    RESPECT IS SOMETHING EARNED, its not a right

  • Thandi - 2011-07-21 06:36

    A tattoo across his forehead with the word 'twat' would be more appropriate.

  • kingkong - 2011-07-21 06:51

    i dare the powers that be to change our voting system to the public must vote for a person and after that person is elected than he brings in the party that he belong to . but i know that s wish full tinking not in africa they have to ambush you and force a idiot upon you who does not respect himself but expect everybody else to respect him.i still think that all goverment workers should be a political because they have to serve the whole nation.

  • Stevie - 2011-07-21 07:07

    President Jacob Zuma with a shower on his head in cartoons has "saddened" the commission for the promotion and protection of the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities !! Who are these people? Why do they even exist? What value does such a quasi organisation add? Who pays for their salaries? Which group will we be hearing from next? Will it be "The Organisation for concerned Black Crippled Lesbians in a modern Democratic Society" or "The Right Wing Lesbian Feminist Nazi Knitting Club of Bronkhorstspruit?

  • daaivark - 2011-07-21 07:09

    WHo syas that past was forgiven. Under his watch his party and youth brigade have been on a constant mission to "culturally, religiously and linguistically unprecedented (to) attack the cultures of many of his people. Besides that, a public figure who makes ridiculous statements SHOULD be taken to task by his people. They chose him to fulfil a leadership role, and if he acts like an irresponsible toddler whilst in that position, they MUST challenge him. To do this via cartoons is a lot more humane than becoming violent. How this comes anywhere close to being a human rights issue is beyond me.

      daaivark - 2011-07-21 07:12

      Sorry, "says".

  • subtle59 - 2011-07-21 07:11

    He is the president..... and he knew she was HIV POSITIVE...... so with his Std 3 education, and as PRESIDENT of RSA...... he felt he needed a shower..... so that he does not catch AIDS..... he is a legend...... all the ANC are now just showering after sex..... cos their President says so.... VIVA ANC

  • umlaut - 2011-07-21 07:27

    zuma shouldn't have brought this upon himself and he brought shame on SA when he accepted the position as president with his history. 'Normal' people would have gone into hiding following what happened to him, never to show their faces in public again. He only took the position as to make other allegations vanish and he did a good job of that. Moreroa is trying to get into the good books of the anc.

  • umlaut - 2011-07-21 07:37

    Moreoa is associating himself with this disgusting behaviour and he thinks it is ok and he is the chief of the rights commission---HE MUST BE FIRED IMMEDIATLY-he is a disgrace for something called a rights commission.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Now he tries to make Zappiro the bad one---HE HAS NO VALUE SYSTEM-- WHAT IS HE DOING THERE???????

  • iDubula - 2011-07-21 07:41

    "Let us criticise by all means, but let us do it the ubuntu way" - Aahhh, I suppose that is the "quiet diplomacy", or rather the "do what I say, not what I do" way??? Go Zapiro go - 100% behind you. Zuma has no credibility or dignity left to defend in any event, after the manner in which he conducts his personal life and of the matters of the presidency. Pity that shower can't just wash Zuma away too...

      iDubula - 2011-07-21 11:45

      Actually on second thoughts, the Ubuntu way is probably way better after all - the burning, rioting, striking, stone-throwing way...

  • Lebzaton - 2011-07-21 08:02

    I agree 100% with the commission, the time and chance for Zapiro to put this behind us all has come and gone a long time ago. Overkill is an understatement for his current crucifixion of the man. The court and a highly placed judge found Zuma not guilty of rape but not for Mr Zapiro how decided that he would send Zuma to his own and single minded moral standard prison for life. Your actions Zapiro of single handedly hanging this man is in its own telling us about your lack of morality. You are a talented person no doubt and you have a soft sport in many SA hearts you can afford to move on.

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  • John - 2011-07-21 08:34

    In who's mind is it a "forgiven past"? Viva! Shapiro, Viva!

  • ilollipop - 2011-07-21 08:38

    If the showerhead irritates Zuma... where can I buy the t-shirt?

  • biskit - 2011-07-21 08:53

    I don't believe it to be an attack...It's life really!! If you do or say something stupid it sticks with you for life - People don't forget what you do wrong but what you do right is another matter.

  • barkomik - 2011-07-21 08:56

    thats is the problem with most of our governing bodies: "hate the deed, by all means, but not the doer". sounds like the motto for cadre redeployment

  • Mike - 2011-07-21 08:58

    Zapiro for KING,,, who made Zuma God ?

  • Peter Smith - 2011-07-21 09:00

    "It is culturally, religiously and linguistically unprecedented to attack each other on the basis of a forgiven past,"... the poor saddened moronic council. the entire Bl**dy point is that the "forgiven past" is a near perfect predictor of current and future criminality and corruption. what a pointless comment, pointless council. another group of ppl getting money for being soppy idiots who contribute nothing to society but empty words and rhetoric just so they don't do vast damage by being cadred somewhere where they could do even more costly damage. you cannot appeal to someone to respect another. that person has to earn respect. and so far, that person has passed his "respect deserved matric" with a flying 30.000001%

  • Eish! - 2011-07-21 09:26

    WTF does this commission do? Who pays these idiots? "does not contribute to nation building and social cohesion, which is a constitutional ideal." "protection of cultural communities". Clearly the nation building is very one-sided at the moment. Moreroa can't even spell equality.

  • Musa Ngubane - 2011-07-21 09:28

    If it wasn't Madiba's reconciliation we should have thrown these counter-revolutionary forces into the sea.

      ANCockup - 2011-07-21 09:41

      Shows how stupid you are. The useless ANC had been around for more than 80 years before WE GAVE YOU BLACKS THE COUNTRY in 1992. How come you never tried to throw us in the sea before then? Because you knew we would have wiped all of you out. Why dont you come try throw us in the sea now? Please come I am waiting for you you little coward.

  • Gonzo Lebowski - 2011-07-21 09:36

    That is so stupid hate the deed not the doer, in that case hate apartheid not the white man

  • Gonzo Lebowski - 2011-07-21 09:37

    lets face it you hate all whites whether they were involved in apartheid or not.

      ANCockup - 2011-07-21 09:46

      I will never forgive blacks for the violent murderes tehy commit , past and present. Blacks have destroyed this country that the white man built, so much that the whites should never forgive them. I will never forgive them for the billions of Rands their elected party has stolen, I will never forgive them for destroying business with their constant mass action, I will never forgive them for the road carnage caused by their black taxi industry. Stuff foregiveness.

  • Gonzo Lebowski - 2011-07-21 09:39

    Zapiro Rocks, he tells it like it is.

  • Ross - 2011-07-21 09:56

    This nonsense must stop now. To depict the President in such a way only has negatives for us Whites. So luister nou mooi, hou op hiermee.

  • Musa Ngubane - 2011-07-21 10:07

    For most of these right-wing elements, Blacks are either incompetent or corrupt. Wake up! Just continue barking outside there, no one is interested in your noise. We were too forgiving and that's why some of you are taking us for granted. We should have dealt with you the same way Cde Mugabe punished the imperialists.

      Ross - 2011-07-21 10:19

      @Musa Ngubane. The Whites in this country is a diminishing problem (for you) due to emigration, murder and a very low birthrate. The demography will change during the next 20 years to: Blacks 60%, Chinese 19%, Coloureds 15%, Whites, 3%, Indians 3%. Don't concern yourself with the whites rather plan for 2035 to see where you Blacks will stand in the food chain.

  • Kevin - 2011-07-21 10:12

    That is a cheap showerhead. Maybe Zapiro can give him a more upmarket one.

  • Anonymous Thinker - 2011-07-21 10:19

    "It is culturally, religiously and linguistically unprecedented to attack each other on the basis of a forgiven past,"- Shouldn't that be preached to all the politicians who keep dragging up the past in order to justify themselves and their actions? "Let us criticise by all means, but let us do it the ubuntu way. Hate the deed, by all means, but not the doer."- Seriously? Don't hate the doer? (I think I just threw up in my mouth).

  • Santapola - 2011-07-21 10:20

    This is the only country where the president of the country will be humiliated...if it was somewhere they will cut off his willy