Zuma art case postponed


The application to ban artist Brett Murray's contoversial painting "The Spear" was postponed indefinitely, the High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Thursday.

It also ruled that video footage of the ANC's lawyer breaking down may not be televised.

"Before we postpone the matter there is another thing that has to be dealt with," said Judge Neels Claassen.

"It had been brought to the court's notice that the portion where the ANC and Zuma's advocate Gcina Malindi broke down had been televised.

"And as a full court we are of the view that that should not be further televised," he said.

That would apply both locally and internationally.

The case was then postponed indefinitely. Another date would be set and another full bench constituted.

"The Spear" features genitals on an image of President Jacob Zuma.

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