After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa by Douglas FosterA brutally honest expose, After Mandela provides a sobering portrait of a country caught between a democratic future and a political meltdown. Recent works have focused primarily on Nelson Mandelas transcendent story. But Douglas Foster, a leading South Africa authority with early, unprecedented access to President Zuma and to the next generation in the Mandela family, traces the nations entire post-apartheid arc, from its celebrated beginnings under Madiba to Thabo Mbekis tumultuous rule to the ferocious battle between Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. Foster tells this story not only from the point of view of the emerging black elite but also, drawing on hundreds of rare interviews over a six-year period, from the perspectives of ordinary citizens, including an HIV-infected teenager living outside Johannesburg and a homeless orphan in Cape Town. This is the long-awaited, revisionist account of a country whose recent history has been not just neglected but largely ignored by the West.
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Mabulu appears to be a chronic attention seeker who uses graphic sexual imagery to make vague political statements. His latest painting shows Jacob Zuma raping former president Nelson Mandela. But the response has been one of shock but little outrage, and certainly nothing on the scale of what we saw when Zapiro drew his latest rape cartoon.
South Africa in uproar over painting of president in sex act with Mandela
Although former president Jacob Zuma might come to mind when controversial artworks of South African leaders are mentioned, late statesman Nelson Mandela has also seen his fair share of provocative depictions. Business Insider reported this is almost double the highest price his work has ever achieved. The buyer has chosen to stay anonymous. The Night Watch! Damaso had done a series of portraits of Mandela but this one had the ANC up in arms.
By Darren Boyle for MailOnline. A South African artist has caused outrage over a controversial painting which shows Nelson Mandela involved in a sex act with the current scandal-hit president Jacob Zuma. Artist Ayanda Mabulu said his painting is meant to show how scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma has violated the hopeful legacy of Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president after the end of white minority rule in Thousands of South Africans have protested against Zuma in recent weeks after his dismissal of a widely respected finance minister increased concerns about government corruption. Zuma has denied any wrongdoing. A South African artist has caused outrage over this painting featuring Nelson Mandela involved in a sex act with the nation's current president Jacob Zuma. The Nelson Mandela foundation said it respects the artist's freedom of expression but described the painting as deplorable in a statement following the image's release.
Say what you will about Jacob Zuma, but our former president has been a constant source of artistic inspiration throughout his reign. The consistently controversial artist almost broke the internet last year with a lewd depiction of Zuma and Mandela having sex. The installation was removed by the mall's security team and the matter handed over to the police. Read the full story here. Some people defended it on the grounds of free of speech, while others insisted that it played into stereotypes about black masculinity. It features a group of protesters holding up a banner that reads "Respect the President's Penis Now".
Outrage over 'grotesque' painting showing South Africa's President Zuma 'raping' Nelson Mandela
Mabulu says Zuma has betrayed the hopeful legacy of Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president after the end of white minority rule in The Nelson Mandela Foundation said Thursday that it respects Mabulu's freedom of expression but finds the painting "distasteful. The ruling African National Congress party made a similar statement while calling the work "grotesque. World globe An icon of the world globe, indicating different international options. Search icon A magnifying glass. It indicates, "Click to perform a search".
Antonio Brown says he's done with the NFL. Thousands of South Africans have protested against Zuma in recent weeks after his dismissal of a widely respected finance minister increased concerns about government corruption. Zuma has denied any wrongdoing. Some people criticized Zapiro for alleged insensitivity to rape victims. He paid back some money after the Constitutional Court ruled against him last year. Zuma also continues to face occasional protests over his acquittal for rape 10 years ago. Read Next.
Ayanda Mabulu poses in front of his controversial painting on exhibit at Constitution Hill. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark. Mabulu has on numerous occasions painted the president engaged in sexual activity, previously with members of the controversial Gupta family. No matter what message he may want to send to President Zuma and the African National Congress, we view his work as crossing the bounds of rationality to degradation, exploiting the craft of creative art for nefarious ends. More concerning is his callous abuse of our icon, the late founding president of democratic South Africa. Accordingly, the ANC reserves its right to seek recourse through the criminal justice system as well as the institutions set up to promote and protect the fundamental human rights of all in South Africa. Our task must be to confront and challenge delinquency, masquerading as art, that does nothing to strengthen our moral fibre or the values our society holds dear.