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Cape Town - Zombies, survivors, Mayans and alien invaders hit the streets on Thursday - but there’s no need to be alarmed.
They were UCT students dressed up to sell the latest edition of SAX Appeal.
Violent imagery on the front cover of the magazine attracted some negative reaction, while others loved it.
The photograph showed a man and woman, holding weapons, standing in Cape Town with Table Mountain in the background, with a number of dead and injured people lying around them. The magazine’s back cover showed a similar scene, this time in a Woolworths food store.
“Do not buy the Sax Appeal if you have young children in car - horrid, violent cover,” said one Twitter user.
A few Twitter users asked for the imagery to be explained.
“Can the editor or significant someone please explain the #saxappealcover,” asked one.
Those who enjoyed the cover also took to Twitter.
One said: “Pretty cool cover:)”
Another said: “The cover of this year’s #RAG Sax Appeal is zombie-riffic!”
A third read: “Great theatrical cover #SaxAppeal - catching post apocalypse theme brilliantly. The magazine throughout links this narrative.”
Early in the day, @UCT_SRC tweeted: “We’re up and looking all post apocalyptic. Cape Town isn’t ready for what’s about to hit their streets. #IkeysFreshers #SaxAppeal”
Editor-in-chief Shaun Fickling also tweeted, urging Capetonians to buy the magazine. “Buy SAX Appeal or I’ll climb Table Mountain and become a hermit.”
The magazine is an initiative of UCT RAG (Remember and Give). It is sold to Capetonians at the start of every year to raise funds for the Student Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (Shawco).