In what appears to be a never-ending quest to both offend and shock with his hatred towards President Jacob Zuma, Ayanda Mabulu has taken his “art” to a place no one would ever have thought a South African would dare.
Truly, nothing is sacred any more because even the late Nelson Mandela is involved now.
The serial painter of Zuma’s genitals has now aimed his paintbrush at the global icon. In the painting, Mandela is not only seductively showing off his breast, but has Msholozi’s “spear” deep in his behind.
Inconceivable, right? But, well, some would argue it is artistic freedom, and protected by Section 16 of the constitution – a freedom Mandela and others toiled in prison for many decades to realise.
Zuma, who seems to be enjoying yet another homosexual act since the last Mabulu painting had him licking Atul Gupta’s behind, can be seen doing his infamous giggle.
Also in the picture is the logo of the ANC.
Mabulu could be trying to say that Zuma is “f*cking” the legacy Mandela built in the ANC. This is clearly protest art against Zuma, who has faced many calls to step down from all corners of society. Like cartoonist Zapiro, this painting is also clearly motivated by a sense of desperation to have something change.
The president has been facing calls to resign from within and outside the ANC. However, it’s unlikely to win the artist any more fans.
On social media, people had a lot of conflicting views when it came to the painting.
Black Zion @SikuzaMichael said: “Ayanda Mabulu ignores the fact that the ’94 administration has been f*cking black masses with no Vaseline.”
Patience @patience_setati thought: “Ayanda Mabulu’s recent work is disgusting and shameful. Such will never be acceptable in our society. At least respect the late Mandela sies.”
Ayanda Mabulu can simply be defined as a porn artist, he has been irrelevant for a while now
— Confy (@Confied) April 20, 2017
Are you people mad that Ayanda Mabulu used Mandela is his latest painting not the Gupta?
— Dr Jackson Mashile (@DrJacksonBecks) April 20, 2017
Ayanda Mabulu & Zapiro have been painting DISGUSTING things 4 a while now, we have been told its Art & Freedom of speech, FREEDOM GONE WRONG pic.twitter.com/WGTUAAxna7
— Manqoba Ntuli (@NtuliManqoba) April 20, 2017
This Ayanda Mabulu is metal I tell you, wow. pic.twitter.com/A1L78QXONL
— Liz ʕु•̫͡•ʔु☂⁝⁞⁝⁝ (@Refil0eThibeli) April 20, 2017
Ayanda Mabulu is the perfect example why our Parents don't want their kids to study Art in Universities. pic.twitter.com/zP6dhocxdg
— Father Hood. (@innomercy_t) April 20, 2017