Brett Murray

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Aug 31st, 2012
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So there we have it. “The Spear” has been painted and displayed, and what has it achieved? Well, for one thing, it’s gone and whipped up a complete frenzy of allegations and counter allegations! Brett Murray has offended blacks and in particular Zulus with his open depiction of our ...
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Aug 28th, 2012
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Cape Town – A painting of President Jacob Zuma in traditional attire with his genitals exposed went on display at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town on Monday night. City artist Ayanda Mabulu’s painting Umshini Wam (Weapon of Mass Destruction) is part of an exhibition called Our Fathers, which featur...
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Jul 6th, 2012
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Johannesburg – The government called for the urgent removal of the latest Zapiro cartoon on President Jacob Zuma in the Mail & Guardian on Friday. “Government calls on Jonathan Shapiro [Zapiro] to withdraw his cartoon, and urges the Mail & Guardian to remove it from its website,&#...
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Jul 6th, 2012
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South Africa’s governing ANC has expressed its “disgust” at a cartoon of President Jacob Zuma as a penis. The cartoon, by prominent artist Jonathan Shapiro, known as Zapiro, also features a poem, which refers to Mr Zuma as a “dick”. The latest row comes just weeks after ...
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Jul 6th, 2012
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A South African newspaper cartoon depicting President Jacob Zuma as a penis drew condemnation Friday from the ruling ANC just weeks after furore over a painting which exposed his genitals. Top cartoonist Zapiro’s latest drawing in the independent Mail & Guardian shows Zuma in the shape of a...
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Jun 3rd, 2012
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I am a white, and I am South African, so it would be easy to make a sweeping generalisation that because of the colour of my skin and my nationality, I am probably a racist. And because I am a white racist I am anti the ANC, have loads of money, a university degree, and […]...
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May 29th, 2012
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A South African newspaper has removed from its website an image of a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed. The Spear has been taken down “in the spirit of peacemaking… and from fear too,” editor Ferial Haffajee has written in a City Press editoria...
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May 29th, 2012
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By Desné Masie The recent uproar over Brett Murray’s painting of South African President Jacob Zuma The Spear in his latest exhibition Hail to the Thief II at Johannesburg’s posh Goodman Gallery is simultaneously uplifting and depressing. The painting, which shows a Bolshevik Zuma with his genitals p...
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May 29th, 2012
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Johannesburg – ANC and Goodman Gallery officials had “consultations” on the eve of a march to protest against a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. “We are not in a position to deal with details now,” African...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 25th, 2012
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Over the past eighteen months there have been enough “Kaffir” slips of the tongue, from different echelons of White society to prove that racism is alive and well and living on the tips of the tongues of most White South Africans. In many cases all it takes is a bit too much wine, a bump […]...