Zapiro was tackled by the ANC Women's League, who condemned his recent cartoon of an erect penis, with a face, legs, a showerhead on its head looking at itself in a mirror. Headed "The Spear to be raised at Social Cohesion Summit", he also included a poem which refers to Zuma
I have to say that despite the fact that Zuma is miles from the role model president, there are definitely limits to which people should be allowed to go. Simply put, irrespective of ones perceptions or feelings towards another, moreso towards the president of the country, the man is still a human being and deserves dignity.
Despite the issues that surround politiciansor presidents/prime misters world wide, especially when they become topical, due to the nature of the act, nothing is said or done in a similar vain - i do stand to be corrected though. Zapiro gets his kicks from sensationalising something in its crudest form, and this he does in the name of "freedom of expression".
While the intention of cartoons are there to portray the light sidedness of the polical arena, and i think nobody would disagree with this, and in this sense it would be quite acceptable to the public to view this as such,but when one brings in such offensive and lewd drawings to make a point, this sort of character bashing goes beyond just a disagreement or politics
Freedom of Expression is something that should be done in a manner that does not affect and offend others. I stand to be corrected, but i have not seen such obscene cartoons about a sitting president and i can only wonder what the international communities thoughts are on South Africa, its people and the lack of respect for the sitting president as well as the lack of unity in preventing something this sordid.