A South African artist has caused outrage over a controversial painting which shows Nelson Mandela involved in a sex act with the current scandal-hit president Jacob Zuma.
The South African actress and filmmaker Mmabatho Montsho initiated the You Tube series “Women on Sex”.But gay rights groups in Europe hailed South Africa as a shining example of progressiveness.President to sign The vote in the National Assembly followed months of heated public debate, and its outcome was expected, given the ANC’s huge majority.Thousands of South Africans have protested against Zuma in recent weeks after his dismissal of a widely respected finance minister increased concerns about government corruption. The Nelson Mandela Foundation said Thursday that it respects Mabulu's freedom of expression but finds the painting 'distasteful.'The ruling African National Congress party made a similar statement while calling the work 'grotesque.' It urged South Africans to ignore the painting, which has been posted on some news websites.Earlier this month, cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, who signs 'Zapiro' on his work, penned an image that showed Zuma zipping up his trousers and walking away from a distraught woman wearing a dress with the colors of the South African flag and being held down by Zuma supporters.