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The Spear belongs in 'museum of shame'

2012-05-29 22:40

Johannesburg - SA Communist Party leader Blade Nzimande said on Tuesday that the controversial painting The Spear, belongs in "the museum of shame", and must not be allowed to leave the country.

Nzimande was speaking at the Goodman Gallery where ANC supporters turned up in large numbers to express their disgust of a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with exposed genitals.

He insisted that the painting not be surrendered to the German who bought it for R136 000.

"It must not leave the country. It must remain here and it must be destroyed here once and for all," he told the crowd outside the art gallery

Nzimande demanded that the gallery's management immediately apologise to Zuma and his family. "[The painting] belongs to the museum of shame... We did not fight for freedom to be insulted," he said.

Several leaders of the ANC and its alliance partners, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the SA Communist Party addressed the marchers.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe and other alliance leaders then delivered a memorandum to the gallery's management, demanding that an image of the painting be taken off its website.

After the meeting, Mantashe, ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu, and Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi claimed the gallery had agreed.

Reports, however, said that this was not the case, and the gallery would not be taking the image down.

The Goodman Gallery later said it would announce the details of the negotiations with the ANC at a briefing in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

No authority

Earlier, Mantashe said the party had ended its boycott of City Press after the newspaper removed a picture of the painting from its website.

The newspaper had removed the image on Monday, following an outcry and ANC calls for a boycott.

The Film and Publication Board (FPB), meanwhile, will forward complaints about City Press to the Press Ombudsman "for the sake of the complainants".

The FPB's chief operations officer Mmapula Fisha conceded that it did not have the legal jurisdiction to classify any content published or broadcast by media outlets.

"We have always known that we don't have the authority over newspapers, but we don't fold our hands. We have to protect [the] children of this country," said Fisha.

The FPB, is still to decide on the classification of Brett Murray's contentious painting itself.

Its classifications committee would consider all the input given at a hearing in Centurion, and make a decision by Friday, spokesperson Mlimandlela Ndamase said.

"This committee will make the decision whether to classify or not. It will make a decision as to what classifications and restrictions will be applicable if the members decide to classify," he said.

Ndamase said the FPB's interest was the portrait, not the person it depicted.

"The complaints we received relate to The Spear as an artwork. The complaints are not about an individual depicted in the image," he said.

Advocate Matthew Welz - for the Goodman Gallery - dismissed complaints that the genitals depicted in the portrait would harm children who visited the gallery for inspiration.

He said the children who toured the gallery were often in the company of their parents, and that the gallery's staff was always at hand to inform and educate the visitors of the greater symbolism behind an art work.

"Kids who visit galleries do so with their parents. You do not want to create a nanny state with kids running around the gallery," he said.

Not porn

He said the Goodman Gallery had a proud history of displaying protest art and the Murray portrait fitted this class.

The portrait was not rude nudity, but a strong political statement to those in power, said Welz.

He rubbished submissions by the complainants that the image was "porn".

Confronted about the South African history and context, Welz said it was not the mandate of the FPB to determine whether the portrait was appropriate for the country.

"You do not have a moral right to decide that this is what is good for the country. Is the penis excessive? That is the question here," Welz told FPB members.

He said the board could decide whether there was "undue" display of genitalia on the portrait.

Welz told the FPB there was no chance of the image being repaired after it was vandalised in the gallery.

"In its vandalised form, the image is being taken to Germany where it will be retained by the buyer. It will not be duplicated," he said.

Comments
  • eil33nn - 2012-05-29 22:48

    Private property Blade, are you suggesting that trade sanctions be placed on the citizens of this country? That would surely start a riot...

      grootrot.vanzyl - 2012-05-29 22:58

      I think comrade Blade belongs to the museum of shame and must be allowed to leave the country, whether he should be allowed to return: Well that is a totally different question.

      Crracker - 2012-05-29 23:18

      The UN says 18 million in West Africa are expected to go hungry in 2012, three million of them children. Yet the fools in this country to which so many of the food deprived from the rest of Africa stream seem to think it's OK that millions starve. As long as it satisfies their sick ideological infatutations.

      mihaip007 - 2012-05-29 23:58

      ...better yet - I think zuma's umshimi vavi belongs in blade's never-sun-shining corner...

      Thozi - 2012-05-30 00:36

      @eil33nn Just ignore him, he tries so hard to be JZ's good boy... pity that even his comrades dont think much of him.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-05-30 01:51

      He's a little late for the bandwagon. Kinda lost in the fame side of things. Shame, to climb up that unsteady ladder now with his pockets weighing to the left so heavily. Shame. Maybe some other time Blade, some other cause, who are you again? Oh yes. Something to do with education. I forgot about that. Maybe you're not qualified to teach me. Anyone for that matter. Blade... rings a vague bell. His opinion should matter I think but I just can't remember why. maybe I'm just stupid. Blade.... name rings a bell, really. Anyway. Back to people who matter.

      vloermoer - 2012-05-30 04:28

      Yes Blade, lets do that. Lets put it right next to the ex-head of interpol that is now in jail, your friend Jackie. Or maybe next to the state of our education system that you responsible for. Another good place will be close to the arms deal or between our current police commissioner Bheki and the corruption charges against our great president with the 6 wifes and 21 kids. I agree - this painting will bring some color to the hall of shame.

      Anthony - 2012-05-30 05:54

      yes hang that pic right next to the pic of tha anc government

      Squeegee - 2012-05-30 07:00

      I think a museum of Shame is a great idea. Can we send the photographer to parliament so that he can get a head start on all the portraits that will make up the main exhibition?

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-05-30 07:19

      Animal Farm

      Bob - 2012-05-30 07:48

      This ANC government and it's president belong in the museum of shame.

      Fussed - 2012-05-30 08:16

      The Spear, belongs in "the museum of shame", SO does the anc gov

      Fussed - 2012-05-30 08:19

      The anc have already painted a picture, worse than "the spear" with EVERYONE overseas for the world to see

      Frederik - 2012-05-30 08:37

      Quite correct, Zuma belongs in the museum of shame!!! He is a disgrace to South Africa.

      Chrono - 2012-05-30 08:40

      You belong in the museum of shame Blade for being a minister and not knowing our constitution.

      Frederik - 2012-05-30 08:46

      Museum of shame = South African Parliament!!

      rowen.loretz - 2012-05-30 10:44

      Where is this museum of shame - i want to see it. It should be part of our heritage now.

      Alf - 2012-05-30 11:28

      Blade Nzimande: How many Blue Label did you have before making that statement. Put the picture in a museum of shame, but first pay the legal owner. And don't forget to hang a picture of yourself after consumption of considerable amounts of spirits, titled "our staggering spiritual leader!" Or would that also infringe on your dignity? You are a moron and not fit to hold public office, gospodin Blade! Maybe we should start a photo exhibiton, Mr. Higher Education Minister!

      Mark - 2012-05-30 15:26

      That's right, it does belong in the hall of shame.... Zuma is a shame to the whole nation.... Well said!!!

      GrootWitHaai - 2012-05-31 09:01

      If there was a Museum of Shame, the painting would not even compare to the other horrors perpetrated in this country. The shower that Zuma used to wash the AIDS virus off would certainly make a wonderful donation to this 'museum'.

  • Godfrey - 2012-05-29 22:52

    Dr Blade, did you take a days leave to protest today? LOL, you learned well from the workers, just AWOL, its only tax payers money.

  • Ekfeugo - 2012-05-29 22:52

    And the model will go down in the hall of shame.

  • Sharon - 2012-05-29 22:55

    I can honestly say that I am sick to death of Blade, Vavi Mac and Gwede. Blade, if you want the painting so badly, make the German fellow an offer. BUT until he accepts it, and you have paid him, you have no claim to that painting, and no right to destroy it. So, giving new meaning to an old phrase - ZIP IT.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-05-30 01:57

      He'd like to zip it in a zeebie bin but alas, he's just trying to get his little piece of the lime light instead of saying or doing anything intelligent. It's kinda funny I must say. Sad, but funny.

      phonis9 - 2012-05-30 08:01

      hahhahahaha blade what ever we will just paint another one just like that,the painting of zuma hits the nail on the showerhead...well done to the artist.

  • Luviwe - 2012-05-29 22:57

    This current breed just shoot from the hip and advocating anarchy in the process, hence we see so much vandalism during service delivery marches.

      Godfrey - 2012-05-29 23:08

      @Luviwe...so right, yet the ANC's favorite line when protests turns ugly "we must discuss these things". Yet all I heard fron them isracist, we demand, City Press must... Please remind me which anc leader called for a discussion with artist, gallary and news paper.

      Luviwe - 2012-05-29 23:14

      Godfrey they just bullied the poor editor and not a single opposition spoke out loud enough for her. I respect her a lot she has b@lls which many of us don't have.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-30 00:08

      @Godfrey - the problem is there is no discussion, there is no critical thought. There is just knee-jerk reaction to a manufactured threat. There will always be paintings, books, plays, movies, adverts, etc that will offend some. To be truly democratic, no matter what one's personal beliefs are, this painting cannot be singled out - amongst the many atrocities we read/hear/witness every day - as being the ultimate atrocity. There are far worse atrocities experienced in our country every day - most with long-lasting consequences. Yet there's more feeling displayed for a painting than the ongoing suffering of REAL PEOPLE. Ubuntu - ahh, where to?

      arthur.hugh - 2012-05-30 02:00

      @Lacrimose - I couldn't have said it better.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-05-29 23:03

    If we had to create a truly unbiased museum of shame, there's not a current serving 'cadre' who would not be on one of the walls

      John - 2012-05-30 03:38

      Guys help me out here who is this Blade? The only one I know is Wesley Snipes the vampire killer. Maybe he's the guy in the other painting, Zipper Zuma's crotch, oops crutch. Perhaps he's vying for his painting to be alongside Zippers, Gat kruiper, anything for a bit of the limelight?

  • F474L3RR0R - 2012-05-29 23:09

    If the painting has been paid for, but vandalised, who is responsible to cover the costs? Is the current buyer pleased with the vandalism or will the people responsible be held accountable? Just curious...

      Clint - 2012-05-30 03:09

      Im sure da buyer watching how zumba them goin on bout da painting.. Gonna xplain 2 hes frendz at hme lekka da significance of evry mark on painting and bout our govrment stupid behaviour lol

      Clint - 2012-05-30 03:13

      O and da value has risen quite a bit coz nw da whle world knw bout da big spear

      Heinrich - 2012-05-30 07:33

      Yep, our poor old ANC comrades aren't aware of "Any publicity is good publicity". They only saw yet another opportunity to gather their mindless voters and scream 'racist' all they way to the court.

  • pieter.pohl.3 - 2012-05-29 23:10

    This whole debacle has gone from amusing to embarrasing. For the life of me I cannot understand what all the fuss is about. Regardless, don't you think its time we let this go now? Or are we going to fashion some commemorative day out of the whole predicament and keep on returning to it for the next 30 years?

      Blertsie - 2012-05-29 23:39

      Maybe declare a public holiday as well? :)

  • TheVern69 - 2012-05-29 23:11

    And what about the corpses you left in your wake!!!???!!! You people make me sick! Aparteid?? What you doing now is much worse! Killing all of us with pilitical means and physical. I'm ashamed to be black inside, and you Mr High and Mighty, must be so ashamed of what you stood for,and haven't accomplished. Look deep inside...remember\r\nI'm young....yet I want my freedom!\r\nAnd so do all us!!

  • Kevin - 2012-05-29 23:14

    Blade, you belong in the trash!

  • cameronjohnprice - 2012-05-29 23:16

    Blade....worry less about that painting and more about education in South Africa....varkface

  • dean.polley.3 - 2012-05-29 23:17

    I wonder what the ANC would have done if this painting was displayed in an international art gallery, say somewhere in Europe?

  • ewald.kruger.7 - 2012-05-29 23:24

    Blade, YOU are already an artefact in the ANC's museum of shame, you intellectual giant

  • Philip Buys - 2012-05-29 23:30

    Are you all sure its not Blade on that painting, or Vavi, or anyone in goverment, or our friend Ace. It doesn't just represent our dear beloved President, but everyone in Goverment who continues to pick their noses instead of doing what they should do, and that is to do their jobs. Hail to the Goverment. You do not bully respect, nor sue respect, nor buy respect, you earn it, just like the great father of the nation, Nelson Mandela earned all our respect.

      Gilbert Madondo - 2012-05-29 23:59

      how did Mandela become great? By spending his productive life in prison? And when he came out extended an olive branch to the same descendants of Verweord who are still unapologetic like their father,is that why you respect him? Why did he spent 27yrs in prison? Is it not because he cried out for boer blood? What has made him great today?

      Beertjie Peertjie - 2012-05-30 04:37

      Good point mate!

      Dee - 2012-05-30 04:54

      Gilbert - I hear your point, but I don't think it is accurate that Nat voters adopted their leader as "their father"? (This is something we have learnt alot about this week as a possible difference in cultures?) And I imagine the LEADERSHIP qualities all citizens respect Mandela for are exactly what the Nat govt feared so much? Recognition and appreciation of 'greatness' transcends mere pigmentation and olive branches.

      Abby - 2012-05-30 05:09

      With due respect uTaTa did his job but sold us out and went into a longtime agreement with the former regime of retiring immediately to shift blame...

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-05-30 09:10

      @Gilbert Madondo: I personally respect Madiba for being an HONOURABLE man, something very few in the ANC know the meaning of. Madiba didn't constantly bring up race, blame everything on race, he treats everyone as equal (including gays), forgave the injustices done to him, and actually took responsibility for his actions. THOSE ARE THINGS THAT A PERSON CAN DO TO GARNER RESPECT. He didn't demand it like Zuma and the ANC does now, he earned it. No one is perfect, we all make mistakes. But being a decent person means admitting your mistakes and learning from them.

  • elkita.robbertse - 2012-05-29 23:30

    You are right blade.Zuma is a shame to this counrtryAnd you can go with

  • Nicolaas - 2012-05-29 23:37

    Who cares what Blade nevermindwhatyousade says, we all know his is stupid and cannot think straight! They just all prove thier idiocy by statements like this. Perhaps they should all enroll themselve to the NGS, National Gallery for Stupidy where they can spend the rest of their miserable stupid lifes!

  • kimard - 2012-05-29 23:37

    zumas ass really looks like saartjie baartman's or maybe his stomach :)

  • elkita.robbertse - 2012-05-29 23:41

    Don't know why Blade is voicing his voice They never stop to amaze the public

  • Blertsie - 2012-05-29 23:42

    This is really rubbish. The only thing that needs to be in the museum of shame is this hopeless, corrupt government (including the leading member). That is exactly what the painting was portraying. Die waarheid maak seer.

      Fanie - 2012-05-30 07:28

      ....t'was the leading member that caused this storm in a tea cup

  • Gerhard - 2012-05-29 23:48

    Museum of Shame? Huh... He probably meant the reception at Lethuli House?

      sboniswa.mzimela - 2012-05-29 23:56

      Hahahahahahhahahah...Classic, "Luthuli House Reception"...you made my day this morning!!!

      Frederik - 2012-05-30 08:41

      Gerhard, you meant Loot-freely-house?

      rowen.loretz - 2012-05-30 10:47

      Lol - that is a good one Bwhahaha

  • stanton.clarke - 2012-05-29 23:51

    Oh shut up ANC and its Alliance partners, stop telling us what to think and do!

  • dave.prinsloo - 2012-05-29 23:52

    wha...? Oh, I thought I heard a mouse squeek..turns out it was nothing

  • Chien-Teng - 2012-05-29 23:53

    Errrr... riiiiight... I can understand why Mantashe, Mthembu and Vavi had to be there at the march to throw their weights around as the very prominent members of the ANC party and the alliance (COSATU) to milk more out of this piece of art, which other people may differ from my own interpretation which is perfectly fine because we ALL have the RIGHT to express ourselves. However, why was Nzimande there? Was the Minister of Higher Education there in the capacity of the SACP or as the minister? Why wasn't he at work? Did he take a day's leave to attend this march??? Or it this showing higher education students that rallying and attending marches are more important than their studies? Seriously people, get the priorities right here... it is only a painting and under our democratically elected government and our brilliant constitution, why can't an artist express his satirical art work without being publically crucified?

      Millos Mpofu - 2012-05-30 03:59

      stupid comment

      Abby - 2012-05-30 05:01

      Eish...some people best remain silent than post boringcomment...

      Hadebe - 2012-05-30 07:17

      Chieng teng, u just go near kruger national park, for u know what, m watchng u.

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-05-30 07:21

      Animal Farm

  • Vince.York - 2012-05-29 23:53

    The HISSY-FIT hissing and wheezing and snapping of the desperado cabal of last remaining ultra rich communists now facist capitalist ELITE raises it's mass of official brutally coercing barbed forked tongues and spits out "nuances" to misdirect the diminishing following that still straggles around in the dust snatching at crumbs spilling from the public coffers RUINED by the unions "won't and can't work" CULTURE.

  • mbasa.jozi - 2012-05-30 00:04

    I wish I could just go into deep hibernation and wake up when this spear thing is over.

      Luviwe - 2012-05-30 00:18

      Sorry mate as long as it suits these fat cats it won't go away. I wish they can bring Sanral and unite us once more with e-tolls. Come on Sbu, Pravin and Jimmy do some government work now.

  • Sylvester.Mohloli - 2012-05-30 00:12

    Sad thing is, he has a doctorate.....nc nc nc, lemme go back to bed

      Wooshen Pillay - 2012-05-30 01:40

      the painting is already worth millions!

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-05-30 02:35

    Zoomer belongs in the hall of shame!! Shaik Shabir 6 wives less 2 philanderer illegitimate children pals daughter up the spout Zapiro's showerhead and more!!

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-05-30 02:51

    This has got to be the dumbest comment made to date. Museum of shame?? What a load of hog wash. Even if there was such a museum,, where would they hang it. That museum would be so chock a block with all the shame our goverment has put us through. If you don't have anything substantial to say. Rather just shut up.

  • Sagebrush - 2012-05-30 03:10

    So does any communist party!

  • Christof - 2012-05-30 03:58

    Sick single minded humans - let them not rule no more.

  • Boereroo - 2012-05-30 04:07

    Man that must be one sick German paying R136000 for a painting of Zuma's shongololo???

  • herman.brummer - 2012-05-30 04:37

    The ANC and you old Blade, belong in a museum of shame. Sies man.

  • Dooie - 2012-05-30 04:50

    Buy it back from him. You guys like throwing money away. Like you always do. Suck the tax payer. Give him 3 million.

  • netshiendeulu.tshivhidzo - 2012-05-30 05:14

    i dont know y only whits r agaist this coment

      Fairness - 2012-05-30 06:22

      Can you read? You can write surely, but can you read?

      Heinz - 2012-05-30 11:14

      i don't know y only blacks r supporting this comment

  • sigwadi - 2012-05-30 05:24

    @khaZ, It rely belongs to the museum of shame.

      Heinz - 2012-05-30 11:15

      You belong in your shack.

  • jookco - 2012-05-30 05:25

    Al Shabaab ambushes president’s convoy near Afgoye, three killed, www.africagist.com

  • Muffin_man_can - 2012-05-30 05:25

    Old Blade here are seemingly oblivious to the existence of something called the internet. The spear already circulated throughout the world..and once again freedom only applies to them and not every SA citizen? Typical communist blabbering

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-05-30 05:34

    If our pres behaviour's was that of a head of state ,respecting his office, that artist would not even think about him.Mbeki was leading this country and his private life/love life was not making headlines.A traditional poet used to stand up and exposed his chief if he is misleading the nation and would use harsh words ie Mzwakhe Mbuli not Zolani Mkhiva who is a praise singer.Mbuli is a poet. You will not hear Mkhiva criticising the state.The only service delivery JZ has made is producing children

      reubenk3 - 2012-05-30 05:58

      Zolisa i totally agree with you, since his ordination he has not done anything productive, if he is not making the headlines with regards to getting married, it is one of the cabinet ministers being accused of corruption by the public protector, the president should keep his private life private, then brett woulnd't have painted that portraiit.

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-05-30 06:42

      We lack responsible leaders and citizens, that is our problem as South Africans. Any responsible citizen would have known that we are a fragile country, surely Brett is not. Now he has succeeded in dividing the country right in the middle. Zuma is a polygamist, so was my grandfather, so is millions of arabs including ministers, their dicks are not canvassed. We are rallying back as a country. Because of lack of leaders, and lack of responsible citizens, equally.

      Ze Don - 2012-05-30 07:07

      Ratsaka, was AIDS rampant in your grandfathers day? How many illegitimate children did he have? That is why zuma is depicted the way he is. As for your Arab argument, it is also irrelevant as they KILL people who have intercourse outside marriage!

      Vince.York - 2012-05-30 07:08

      People can see again clearly how the current racist anc "regime" turns a purely political statement as depicted in the entire "Hail to the Thief II" showing blatantly displaying the anc party for the thieves they have allowed themselves to become in the eyes of the world - into a race and culture saga. In any event, the VOTE is where a democracy exercises it's power, and then through the unaligned and objective arms of the law that are SEPARATE to the STATE (being a collection of interested and competent civil SERVANTS to the people in normal society's). Just a vote to strengthen the ( RAPIDLY EXPANDING IN SA )opposition normally starts to get the overly confident and arrogant parties - in SA's case the arrogant anc - to change or to be changed. What comes out most clearly TRAGICALLY is that the arrogant racist anc has turned to brutal threats and coercion amongst it's small following of mostly wannabe swirling skirts who want some more presidential largesse and reward no different to a prostitute plying her age old profession, and has obliterated democracy in favor of the traditional leaders and kings who are now lining up cackling for a turn at the trough of public funds like jackals. And all they will get is more of the same FAILED SERVICE as evident in the burning townships all around this new zuma anc country. Is SA ready for democracy? Change your vote and SEE FOR YOURSELF.

  • Mtk.the.poet - 2012-05-30 05:49

    We hv two very old candidates contestng for SA presidency,on my left ther is a very old white lady n on my ryt thers a very old black man,the other common factor btween the two beside ageing is NON of then wana serve the country as a whole,we hv a WITE lady hu want to b voted jst to STOP a \greedy\ blck president,she came up wit a STOP ZUMA CAMPaIN wich failed dismaly,she jst wana gain majority n help the \paler side\\r\nThen we got a BLACK president huz intrest is on hz frenz only,he wdnt help young blck workers oppressed by ZILLE's labour brokers\r\nBasicaly we got two very very old ppl I dislike coz above FACTS!!! ANC n DA make my stomach run,unfoetunacle I cnt vote fo any ada party beside the 2,so I WON'T VOTE!!!\r\nJULIUS if u reading,form a party,call it ANTI-DA-ANC LIBERATION PARTY,ill b yo 1st follower,dearly yoz

      Boereroo - 2012-05-30 05:56

      No 2b vz tu an plz no typa lyk stpd azzol cz we canna nt rd da tjit my bra

      dave.prinsloo - 2012-05-30 06:16

      educated in Limpopo or Eastern Cape

      dekkeranton - 2012-05-30 07:41

      I don’t understand this. Is this another language? Will this also become an official language in the huge collection of recognised languages in your country? Or is this just another sad reflection on Blade Nzimande’s education system? The Babel’s confusion continues!

      Heinrich - 2012-05-30 07:45

      Hau shame MTK...and you call yourself a poet? Go back to school!

      Heinz - 2012-05-30 11:15

      What? Say again?!

  • Lieb Pelser - 2012-05-30 05:59

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spear_(painting u will never ba able to destroy the painting ha ha

  • Simphiwe - 2012-05-30 06:03

    Nzimande himself belongs to museum of shame.

  • Saamprater - 2012-05-30 06:16

    Dear Blade, now you know how millions of parents feel about you and the pathetic schooling system (outcomes based) that have been unilaterally forced on us by you and your cronies. YOU ALL BELONGS TO THE HALL OF SHAME YOU HAVE FAILED US, THE PUBLIC AND CITIZENS OF SOUTH AFRICA.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-30 06:18

    This Blade is a very sharp All Lie ANC partner. Of course the painting, and all it represents, belongs in the museum of shame, so future leaders can have a good example of how not to behave.

  • reubenk3 - 2012-05-30 06:23

    Yes! The painting should belong iin the museum of shame, same applies for the presidents behaviour, it is due to his immoral behaviour that it has been painted, if your father foes not behave well, will you respect him as a child? That is what brett murray is simply telling us through that painting.

  • Christopher - 2012-05-30 06:38

    I hate Blade Nzimande n Buti Manamela\y don't u get away u guys from alliance partner nd stand independent s party so that u can fall\ u don't even hv members who can support ur big mouth\SACP must die now cos is destroying our ANC.This Blade n Buti ba re patlametse cos what they need is 2 enrich them self with state resources\

  • Denise - 2012-05-30 06:39

    LOL!!!! zuma still crying? and how can ppl be so high up in this ahole's @$$?

  • Warwick - 2012-05-30 06:41

    In with the rest of the anc too. You all bring shame on this country, your hate knows no limits.

      Alf - 2012-05-30 11:42

      And this comes mainly to the fore when they are under the influence, which is most of the time.

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-05-30 06:44

    The ANC gov belongs in the museum. Corruption everywhere, crime out of control, some people living like animals and what they concerned about???.....a damn painting! Zuma brought it on himself, he hasn't earned the respect and what about the dignity of the suffering public???

  • Louis - 2012-05-30 06:48

    I wonder how many murders and rape victims we would have if the government reacted so harsh and swiftly against offenders?

      Brian Heunis - 2012-05-30 07:07

      Can't agree more!

      Rozanne LeGoabe Niquey - 2012-05-30 12:40

      So tru-they refer to protection of kids...PLS ANC...children r cryin every day for simply neccesities!! the gallery is but miles aways frm the million of children exposed to rape n abuse...mxm get ova it ANC...it was dsrespectful towards da president...& so it shall not change dat da matter is wif JZ & the painter not ANC n da painter...petty

  • eric.schollar - 2012-05-30 06:48

    What a fool! Communism belongs in the museum of shame