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Zuma’s Revenge

During our trip to South Africa a couple of years back, we were mentored, shown around and generally made to feel extremely welcome by leading South African cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, who goes by the pen-name of Zapiro.

Whilst we were there the (now ex-) Vice President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma was hitting the headlines over numerous allegations of sleaze (see my cartoons on this here). After our return he was also charged (and remarkably, acquitted) of the rape of a 31-year old HIV+ family friend. Anyway, it now turns out that Zuma is sueing Zapiro (along with a number of newspapers, editors, reporters, radio stations and publishers). Zapiro is being sued by Zuma for three cartoons he thinks that “injured [Zuma] in his dignity and his reputation”. (more…)

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Phew! It’s been a long time since I last posted.

Firstly, the big news, the Transatlantink exhibition (as the fruits of our South Africa trip are now called) opened yesterday in Johannesburg. See the details here.

In case you’re passing through Jo’berg in the next month or so, the exhibition runs 9am-5pm daily (except Mondays) at Museum Africa, 121 Bree Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa, from Wednesday 25 May to Friday 24 June 2005. Free entry! (more…)

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