NEWSWATCH: COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota slammed Jacob Zuma in parliament for not protecting the rights of "The Spear" painter Brett Murray and City Press editor Ferial Haffajee, reports IOL. Meanwhile, the Goodman Gallery and the ANC have "made up", reports Mail & Guardian.
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IOL: 'Parliament is not a shebeen'... It's enough to drive one to drink... MPs became a little over-emotional yesterday when Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota laid into Jacob Zuma, accusing the president of violating his oath of office by failing to protect the rights of "The Spear" artist Brett Murray and City Press editor Ferial Haffajee.
Mail & Guardian: ANC and Goodman Gallery reach agreement on 'Spear'... Well, they didn't exactly kiss and make up, but at least both parties seem to be trying to make amends. The ANC called off its court interdict application, which demanded the image be removed from the gallery and the City Press website, and Goodman Gallery owner Lisa Essers agreed to remove images of the painting from the gallery's website.
This issue of the painting is really getting old. People have said there are more pressing issues that we need to be paying attention to, e.g kids getting raped and murdered. Don't you think it's about time we dropped "The Spear" topic and really move to bigger and more pressing issues. I think so. Posted on 5 Jun 2012 09:00
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