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Zapiro cartoon 'appals' SACP

NEWSWATCH: The South African Communist Party is "appalled" by the Zapiro "penis" cartoon published in Mail & Guardian, reports IOL.
For more:
  • IOL: SACP appalled by Zapiro's cartoon... SACP spokesperson Malesela Maleka is reported as saying the controversial cartoon of an erect penis complete with showerhead "is indeed B-grade schoolboy lavatory stuff, unworthy of a once talented cartoonist and unworthy of a newspaper that pretends to be serious."
  • Mail & Guardian: Zapiro defends cartoon, while ANC call for apology... Zapiro reckons change needs "dissident views" while the ANC's Jimmy Manyi is miffed and says the cartoon (which includes a limerick) must be removed from the Mail & Guardian website.

    The ANC probably isn't too keen on the limerick either, so we've offered an alternative...

    There was a cartoonist Shapiro
    Who goes by the name of Zapiro
    But by what he has drawn
    He's created a storm
    Upsetting the party, oh dear-oh

Posted on 9 Jul 2012 08:47

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Vanessa du plessis
I imagine Zapiro would have his hands full if SA had a female President! Not so easy to be slick without a d*#k?
Would he cartoon the Vijazzle, be-jewel the Nozzle? Zap the Pap? Schnazz the Jaz or would he finally Zip his LIp? Just think what fun the SACP could have :)
Posted on 9 Jul 2012 16:19