Goodman ‘vandal’ paid R180 for smear paint

2012-05-23 09:11

Limpopo taxi driver Louis Mabokela says he paid R180 for the paint used to deface Brett Murray’s controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma.

Mabokela said he felt free after defacing The Spear at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg yesterday.

“The president is covered already,” he said.
Mabokela said he was a taxi driver in Tzaneen, Limpopo, and left his taxi at the Kgapane rank and headed to Rosebank.

Murray’s portrait was disrespectful to Zuma and “our parents”, according to the 25-year-old.

Mabokela and Barend la Grange were due to appear in the Hillbrow Magistrates Court for allegedly defacing the Zuma painting worth R136 000.

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