Rasta’s painting finally gets Mzansi’s approval: “Finally, I am trending for a good cause”

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Rasta moved to South Africa in search of a better life.
Rasta moved to South Africa in search of a better life.
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Zimbabwean-born artist Rasta, real name Lebani Sirenje, shocked Mzansi when he created a beautiful painting of struggle icon Andrew Mlangeni at his funeral service. Social media was set abuzz because of how meticulous the painting was.

“Finally, I am trending for a good cause at least,” Rasta jokes. The determined artist left home, in Berea, Johannesburg, at 4am to attend the service held in Soweto. “By 5.30am I had already started doing touch-ups on the painting,” he says.

Rasta risked his health leaving home during the pandemic, but he couldn’t stay home and not honour the anti-apartheid stalwart.

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