Can you use Zuma and respect in same sentence?

21 May

President Zuma
Zapiro has once again added a new twist to the famous shower head cartoon which appeared after the president had slept with a friends daughter knowing full well that she was HIV positive. The president who did not use a condom said he wasn’t worried, as he had a shower after having sex and this would stop him getting the HIV virus!
Now we have an artist, Brett Murray, who did a painting with the presidents penis hanging out of his pants causing a total meltdown in the ANC camp.
Zapiro has modified a picture of Zuma and replaced the presidents penis with a shower head! The words ‘Sex Scandal, Corruption, Nepotism, Cronyism” seem to be coming from the shower. These are all things that president Zuma has been accused of in the past yet he is still clinging onto the office of president of South Africa.
If we are trying to become a second world country, how come we still have a president that the rest of the world sees as a liability and a joke?

Spear of the nation


Posted by on 21/05/2012 in Humour, South Africa


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12 responses to “Can you use Zuma and respect in same sentence?

  1. adinparadise

    21/05/2012 at 11:35

    Answer to your question, Paul…. definitely not. Our country is losing credibility by the day.

    • paul

      21/05/2012 at 15:40

      Just a pity the population doesnt see what is happening!!

      • adinparadise

        21/05/2012 at 17:36

        Yes, one could tear one’s hair out in frustration. ;(

      • paul

        21/05/2012 at 17:58

        Most of our illustrious leaders don’t have any hair as they shave their heads 🙂

  2. colonialist

    21/05/2012 at 11:41

    Trust Zapiro.
    I must admit the prude in me finds both the art and cartoon versions a bit distasteful, but I have to admit that the inherent disrespect has been earned.

    • paul

      21/05/2012 at 15:39

      I also am a bit old fashioned in this regard but find that the reaction caused is a joy to behold. We have people who hate it, people who love it and those who just think that the painting is a just reward for previous transgressions. The other paintings by Brett Murray are also very interesting and worth checking out.

  3. 68ghia

    21/05/2012 at 15:29

    Zuma has been a joke from the word go – even his rise to presidency was fraught with unbelievable issues.
    What’s happening now is the direct reaction to the government’s various actions trying to turn SA into yet another African mess…
    I don’t much like the painting – it is quite vulgar. But then, so is our government…

    • paul

      21/05/2012 at 15:35

      I agree that the painting is not quite my cup of tea either but I think it gets the artists message across. Our country is a total mess already, we just try to ignore it through our rose tinted shades.

  4. Pussycat44

    21/05/2012 at 15:41

    Zuma….respect? That depends which side of the fence you are.

    His trusty followers see nothing wrong with him or his behaviour. He is their president, their chief and he (and they) follow the culture.

    Others have their feet firmly planted in the 21st century where such a culture is frowned upon and no, or very little, respect is given to a leader of Zuma’s calibre.

    Then there are the fence-sitters. They live in the 21st century, but still believe in their president, their chief and certain parts of the culture.

    • paul

      21/05/2012 at 18:12

      You are perfectly right in your summary of both his followers and those who moved on into the 21st century. Those who are fence sitters will also always be there. The sad part is that all these followers (excluding those fitting into the 21st century) still have their deep rooted cultural beliefs affecting their ways of thinking and doing. Most want to move into a better way of life, but have nobody to show them how to do it. So they cling to what they know (chief/culture) no matter what.

  5. Gobetween

    21/05/2012 at 19:14

    I think he is still president because we a as a nation would not be able to decide on who would replace him.

    • paul

      21/05/2012 at 19:25

      That is sad
      Looking at the contenders such as Tokyo and Cyril I would hate to make a choice. Our esteemed vice president who is very close to Mugabe and Julius Malema is also trying to make a move to get himself in the highest office in SA – heaven help us if he makes it!


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