Twitter abuzz after Zuma, Gupta explicit paintings

2016-07-12 19:49
Painting by Ayanda Mabula with graphic detail edited out by News24. (Twitter)

Painting by Ayanda Mabula with graphic detail edited out by News24. (Twitter)

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Johannesburg – Social network Twitter was abuzz on Tuesday night, following an exhibition by controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu.  

Mabulu’s work is currently on exhibition at Constitution Hill. In one painting has depicted President Jacob Zuma in a sexual act with one of the Gupta brothers‚ a naked Atul‚ in an aircraft's cockpit. Nobody is at the controls and another aircraft is heading for them. 

In the second painting, Zuma’s pants are down and his genitals exposed.

Mabulu was trending on Twitter. Some people commended him for his work, some thought his painting was disrespectful.

It is not the first time Mabulu has depicted Zuma naked. In his painting "Spear Down My Throat" (The Pornography of Power) created last year, Zuma is portrayed engaging in a sex act with a woman and a hyena. 

Zuma was depicted with his genitals exposed in Brett Murray's 2010 painting "The Spear". It was vandalised in May 2012.

Zuma’s relationship with the Gupta family has been under scrutiny for months, since the reshuffling of the Cabinet in December. Allegations emerged that the Gupta family was offering Cabinet posts. The family has since relocated to Dubai.

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