Goodman guard acquitted of assault

2014-12-15 07:39

Goodman Gallery security guard Paul Molesiwa has been acquitted of assaulting one of the men who defaced a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma, The Citizen reports.

Joburg Art Fair removes Zuma painting

2013-09-27 13:56

A new painting concerning the Marikana shooting by controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu has been removed by the Joburg Art Fair. Mabulu previously came under fire for a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with his genitals on show.

Acquit alleged Spear defacer - lawyer

2013-05-15 20:08

A man accused of defacing Brett Murray's artwork The Spear with black paint must be acquitted, his lawyer Johan Spangenberg says.

White Zuma, Mandela painting rejected

2013-04-15 09:05

A painting depicting President Jacob Zuma and former president Nelson Mandela as whites has been removed from an art exhibition in Mbombela.

Protesters support The Spear vandal

2013-04-04 11:41

About 60 people have toyi-toyied outside the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court ahead of the appearance of a man accused of vandalising a painting of President Jacob Zuma.

The Spear vandal pleads not guilty

2013-04-03 14:04

Louis Mabokela has pleaded not guilty in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court to defacing Brett Murray's painting The Spear .

Goodman Gallery assault case on hold

2013-02-06 13:11

Goodman Gallery security guard Paul Molesiwa's assault case has been postponed to March as not all witnesses were present.

Spear painting was vulgar, says Zuma

2012-12-14 12:42

President Jacob Zuma has described Brett Murray's controversial painting The Spear , in which he was depicted as Lenin with his genitals exposed, as "rather vulgar".

Trial date set for gallery assault case

2012-11-01 14:02

The trial date for a Goodman Gallery security guard accused of assaulting a man who allegedly defaced The Spear artwork has been set in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court.

Spear : Findings against FPB damning

2012-10-10 22:28

A tribunal's findings show that the Film and Publication overstepped it's authority in rulings it made relating to the controversial painting The Spear .


Marikana painting back at Joburg Art Fair - report

2013-09-28 20:03

A controversial painting focusing on the Marikana shootings is back up at the First National Bank Joburg Art Fair after a protest by artists.

The Spear vandal convicted

2013-08-16 14:06

One of the men who defaced a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma, "The Spear", has reportedly been convicted in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court of malicious damage to property.

Change decision on Zuma painting - FXI

2013-04-18 12:32

The Freedom of Expression Institute has called for a review of a decision to remove a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma and Nelson Mandela as whites from an exhibition.


The Spear case continues

2013-04-04 12:36

The court case of Louis Mabokela, who vandalised "The Spear" painting which depicted President Zuma with his genitals exposed, entered its second day in Johannesburg. See the pictures.

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Client accepted smeared Spear

2013-04-03 16:24

The Spear painting by artist Brett Murray has been was accepted unaltered by a German buyer, who paid around R120 000 for the piece, the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court has heard.

Court packed for The Spear case

2013-04-03 11:47

The Hillbrow Magistrate's Court is packed ahead of the appearance of Louis Mabokela on charges of malicious damage to property, for allegedly smearing Brett Murray's painting The Spear.

Top international scandals of 2012

2012-12-27 11:46

From the spear that divided a nation to Lance Armstrong losing his Tour de France titles, here are some of 2012's most sensational stories.

Spear defaced 'to defuse racial divisions'

2012-11-30 13:30

One of the men who defaced a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed did it because he wanted to defuse racial divisions, a report says.

Spear move sets 'crucial precedent'

2012-10-11 22:28

A decision by the Film and Publications Board's Appeal Tribunal to overturn the classification of The Spear painting sets a crucial precedent for the future of visual art, the Goodman Gallery says.

Film board declassifies The Spear

2012-10-10 18:56

The Film and Publication Board has declassified the controversial painting The Spear , which depicts President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.

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