Johannesburg: A painting of President Jacob Zuma, which reportedly exposes his private parts, has been criticised by African National Congress officials in South Africa.
The painting, Umshini Wam (Weapon of Mass Destruction) by Ayanda Mabulu, which went on display at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town, angered ANC officials and South Africans, who said it was “an insult to all South Africans”.
“The painting is not only deeply offensive to the President personally, but to his family and all South Africans, regardless of their position,” News24 quoted Congress of SA Trade Unions (COSATU) spokesperson Patrick Craven, as saying.
Craven said Zuma, like everyone else, was entitled to be treated with respect.
However, the artist of the painting defended the claims and insisted that Zuma was ‘clothed in manhood’ and was not naked.
“The painting depicting Jacob Zuma is a respectful one. He is clothed in his culture. He is clothed in his manhood. He is not naked,” Mabulu said.
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