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Saturday, 22 April 2017

South African artist causes outrage on social media for making artwork of President Zuma having sex with Mandela

Popular South African artist, Ayanda Mabulu has sparked an outrage on social media for making a controversial artwork of  President Jacob Zuma having sex with former President Nelson Mandela who died in 2013.
Although, the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Facebook has issued a statement saying, that though it respects the right to freedom of expression, it finds the 'painting distasteful'.
'In reaction to the painting currently in the public domain by Mr. Ayanda Mabulu, the Nelson Mandela Foundation notes the public outrage it has caused and appreciates that the public is offended by it.
'The Foundation would like to express that it respects Mr. Mabulu’s right to freedom of expression.
We, however, find this painting distasteful, the statement added.
While a statement released by the Presidency also criticized the painting, but added that they respect his freedom of expression. 
'Whilst we respect Mabulu's freedom of expression, we find his work grotesque, inflammatory and of bad taste,' the ANC said in a statement.
See the photo after the cut and see what South Africans are saying about the controversial painting.





21 comments:

Anonymous said...

This guy is sick. This is a cry for help and shoyld nit be taken lightly.

Dupsy B said...

Oh Linda which one dey nah, warisalldis now?

Anonymous said...

This is disgusting. Why Mandela?

Vivian Reginalds said...

hahahhahah
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

it clearly depicts how Zuma has f..ked up the Mandela Legacy....

Truthurts said...

Hmmm amongst all d is to life. This is way an Artist can create. Na wah!

Want To Increase Your Manhood Size? said...

This is an outright disrespect to the Mandela.

Puddy Alpheaus said...

Anonymous 07:28, you gave the work a 1daful interpretation. However, there's many more decent ways he would've passed the message without insulting anyone's sensibility.
A dirty mind will always conceive dirty thoughts or pictures. And thank God it's not Jesus Christ this time

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 07:28 How does this seems the best way to explain how Zuma has handled the affairs of the South Africans. There is always a better way for one to air one's perspective. It must not be this way.

Agbomen said...

His depiction of the destruction of the Mandela legacy by Zuma is in poor taste. Am sure he could have done better.

Anonymous said...

Can't he just use Linder ikeji instead of Mandela

hrm paul said...

Which one b sick and cry for help d guy should be assassinated shot like a dog can he try it in Zimbabwe mugabe will mess him up.this guy is a bastard how can u dishonor Mandela dat way and Zuma a sitting president

Marimoh said...

Watch and see how this painting will sell. Months from now an average man won't be able to afford this artist again. Lol

Anonymous said...

This artist has a dirty mind.

Anonymous said...

I dare you to com try it in Nigeria, Dss will discover 2 billion naira in your house d next day.jail is your portion

Anonymous said...

Try it in Nigeria and Dss will discover 20billion naira in your house d next day.jail is your portion

Pee said...

That guy is too raw and does not have respect for elders. How dare him! Let him come and try it in Nigeria and see if he'll not end up in jail without trial.

ric said...

I agree

Anonymous said...

This is nonsense. Children should not be allowed to see this.

uniquechic said...

its brutal

Anonymous said...

What kind of rubbish is this? How can Jacob do this to mandela

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