Zapiro Takes the Spear to Another Level
Jonathan Shapiro has taken the controversial painting to another level. He drew an erect penis with a face and a showerhead on its head looking at itself in a mirror. At the bottom corner of the mirror the signature of artist Brutt Murray and the name of Goodman Gallery appears in the cartoon. On the very same cartoon there's a poem referring to President Zuma under the heading "The Spear to be raised at a Social Cohesion Summit".
The ANC Women's League felt that this poem was an insult to people who suffered under apartheid.
Tweets and comments have been buzzing around with opinions from different people. Some people takes this back to the issue of racism, some say President jacob Zuma brought this on himself, on the other hand the ANCWL say the cartoon was an attempt to fuel division in society and was a violation of the President's dignity. There are different opinions revolving around this cartoon, what do you say?
Let’s try generate a constructive discussion around this. Leave a comment telling us what you think and feel.