Rasta ‘got it right’ with Malema painting

Rasta ‘got it right’ with Malema painting

Rasta paints Julius Malema. Picture: Screenshot.

The infamous portrait artists appears to be improving, a development drawing mixed reactions on social media.

Portrait artist Lebani Sirenje, popularly known as Rasta, was in attendance at the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) final Tshela Thupa rally at Orlando stadium in Soweto on Sunday, where he tried his hand at painting the party’s commander-in-chief Julius Malema.

While Rasta is often accused of getting his portraits horribly wrong, and is famous – or infamous – on social media as a result, it seems he “got it right” with his portrayal of Malema, as one Twitter user put it.

Whether this is good or bad news is a matter of opinion, with some Twitter users seemingly impressed with Rasta for having improved and others apparently disappointed in the growth shown by the artist.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa was not as lucky as Malema when it comes to how his Rasta painting turned out.

Rasta was in attendance at the ANC manifesto launch and 107th birthday celebration at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban in January, where his portrayal of the president was widely panned.

More recently, Sirenje was forced to defend himself on Twitter and explain that a portrait of Ramaphosa that was being slated on social media was not painted by him.

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