‘Rasta’ joins Twitter: ‘People have mixed feelings about my paintings’

The artist, whose work is so often skewered on Twitter, has now joined the platform.

Lebani 'Rasta' Sirenje, the portrait artist often mocked on Twitter for his takes on famous people – often painted as tributes after their death – has joined the platform himself.

‘Rasta’ joins Twitter: ‘People have mixed feelings about my paintings’
‘Rasta’ joins Twitter: ‘People have mixed feelings about my paintings’

‘Rasta’ joins Twitter: ‘People have mixed feelings about my paintings’

The artist, whose work is so often skewered on Twitter, has now joined the platform.

Meet Thembinkosi – the motivational speaker you never knew you needed

Meet Thembinkosi – the motivational speaker you never knew you needed

He is quickly becoming more popular than even Vusi Thembekwayo.
EFF members and MK veterans likened to Boko Haram and Al Shabaab

EFF members and MK veterans likened to Boko Haram and Al Shabaab

Supporters from each party exchanged some light-hearted banter earlier today.
WATCH: Papgeld-seeking TV host gets into scuffle with groom’s family

WATCH: Papgeld-seeking TV host gets into scuffle with groom’s family

The family formed a mob after the TV host and his crew gate-crashed the wedding last December.
PICS: Bull waltzes into Mbombela CBD to admire gardens

PICS: Bull waltzes into Mbombela CBD to admire gardens

A bull found wandering around people’s front yards has once again highlighted the necessity for a farm pound in the city.
You are not a credible person, Hlaudi tells Eusebius

You are not a credible person, Hlaudi tells Eusebius

The African Content Movement founder was in fine form in an interview in which he denied ever lying about having a matric.
KFC introduces limited edition gravy-scented candles

KFC introduces limited edition gravy-scented candles

The candles were created using an ‘artisanal approach’, according to the perfumer who gave the creations the ‘familiar and evocative aroma’ of gravy.
WATCH: The plus-size pool party everybody’s dying to go to

WATCH: The plus-size pool party everybody’s dying to go to

If, like Drake, you like your girls BBW or you are a BBW, you may enjoy partying with this lively bunch.
Kgethi Phakeng claps back at DA shadow minister

Kgethi Phakeng claps back at DA shadow minister

The UCT vice-chancellor did not take the accusations lying down.
Use your noodle: Tokyo metro offers free food to ease crowding

Use your noodle: Tokyo metro offers free food to ease crowding

One of Tokyo’s most crowded subway lines is hoping the way to reach their customers’ hearts is through their stomachs.
‘You’re drunk on Klipdrift and Coke,’ Malema tells AfriForum’s Kallie Kriel 

‘You’re drunk on Klipdrift and Coke,’ Malema tells AfriForum’s Kallie Kriel 

Kriel’s attempt at ‘refreshing’ Malema’s memory was met with a stinging clapback and now Twitter says he should have just kept quiet.
Nigeria’s chief justice doesn’t pitch for his own court case

Nigeria’s chief justice doesn’t pitch for his own court case

Justice Walter Onnoghen is accused of failing to declare his assets before taking office in 2017. 
Rogue cigarette butt causes spontaneous ‘braai’ on KZN highway

Rogue cigarette butt causes spontaneous ‘braai’ on KZN highway

The truck driver was smoking while driving and a rogue cigarette butt set the charcoal he was transporting alight.
Kylie Jenner’s Instagram record battered by an egg

Kylie Jenner’s Instagram record battered by an egg

US social media star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has had her world record for the most-liked image on Instagram swiped — by a photo of an ordinary brown egg.
Zambia forces company to stop making drink that gave man a 6-hour erection

Zambia forces company to stop making drink that gave man a 6-hour erection

The Zambian authorities have taken a hard line on a drink that allegedly contains an erectile dysfunction drug.
Rasta strikes again! Infamous artist paints Ramaphosa at ANC manifesto launch

Rasta strikes again! Infamous artist paints Ramaphosa at ANC manifesto launch

The notorious artist did not disappoint with his latest painting, of none other than our president.
Zuma slams media for ‘spewing lies’ about fiancee Conco’s fake Twitter account

Zuma slams media for ‘spewing lies’ about fiancee Conco’s fake Twitter account

He would like the story retracted and for an apology to be published, though numerous news sites reported on the account.
The shoe does not fit: Aussie PM tripped up by doctored footwear

The shoe does not fit: Aussie PM tripped up by doctored footwear

Australia’s prime minister laughed off a clumsy attempt by aides to Photoshop him wearing snazzier, and markedly cleaner, footwear on Wednesday, saying he was perfectly happy with his battered old kicks.
Food Lovers management to investigate health and safety standards following rat video

Food Lovers management to investigate health and safety standards following rat video

Management has launched an investigation into the health and safety standards at its Diepkloof branch following a disturbing video of a rat eating from a food display.
Pillows, kettles, duvets and other weird things tweeps have taken from hotels

Pillows, kettles, duvets and other weird things tweeps have taken from hotels

While most usually opt for the toiletries and slippers, others seem to be going home from hotels with a lot more.
WATCH: Miss Congo’s hair catches fire after being crowned Miss Africa 2018

WATCH: Miss Congo’s hair catches fire after being crowned Miss Africa 2018

Kasinde screams in terror when she realises her head is on fire.
SABC News accidentally ‘kills off’ David Mabuza

SABC News accidentally ‘kills off’ David Mabuza

Live TV can be hard, and the many Mabuzas of Mpumalanga can be confusing.
German police seize 850kg firework stash

German police seize 850kg firework stash

German police said Sunday they confiscated 850 kilos of fireworks and firecrackers from a 23-year-old man in Hamburg, ahead of New Year’s festivities.
‘Shem,’ says Malema after Maimane’s comment on Clifton Beach

‘Shem,’ says Malema after Maimane’s comment on Clifton Beach

Former police minister Fikile Mbalula has also implied Maimane had to get permission to tweet his comment.
Thieves arrested after trying to rob off-duty cops

Thieves arrested after trying to rob off-duty cops

Ledwaba hailed the sergeant and two constables for bravely arresting the suspects who had just pointed at them with a firearm.

 

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