Cartoonist Zapiro has social networks abuzzing with his latest cartoon which depicts President Jacob Zuma as a large phallus.
Fana Mokoena @fanamokoena: So Zapiro's cartoon is an insult to those who suffered under Apartheid? (via ANCWL) Please update me. I missed something.
Chris Moerdyk @chrismoerdyk: Gwede Mantashe says the ANC will ignore Zapiro's penis cartoon. Have they finally learnt the art of PR by not adding fuel to the fire?
McDonaldNxumalo @bramaclenthabi, Zapiro's catoon on today's Mail & Guardian......speechless & personal
Popi Mdleleni @Pops_Mdl: Twitpic RT @solphenduka: Zapiro's latest work is just disgusting and distasteful. Nothing smart about it, as they often are.
Koketso @Mzz_Kocky: Did JZ steal Zapiro's woman or something? This dude is bitter AF ay. It’s not even funny anymore
M&G defends Zapiro's cartoon
JOHANNESBURG - The Mail and Guardian newspaper on Friday defended satirist Zapiro's latest drawing which depicts President Jacob Zuma drawn in the image of a penis.
The image, which was published in this week’s edition of the newspaper, shows Zuma looking in the mirror with a heading that says, “The Spear to be raised at Social Cohesion Summit.”
Mail and Guardian editor Nic Dawes said they did not intend to insult Zuma and did not compare the image to the controversial Spear.
“I think it was an attempt to make a pretty rude comment about the president. It is quite a different image from the Spear and it is intended to provoke.”
Meanwhile, African National Congress Secretary General Gwede Mantashe described the cartoon as “outright racist”.
“That cartoon is both racist and sexist in the sense that it captures [Zapiro]’s obsession with male genitals and his love for ridicule.”