Note the wealth gap, says artist

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IOL news nov 12 ct ayanda INLSA RANDELA: A painting that exposes inequality.

Cape Town - Cape Town artist Ayanda Mabulu has unveiled his latest paintings - one of which depicts a scarred face of Nelson Mandela on one of the new banknotes.

Another painting by Mabulu shows President Jacob Zuma dressed in military attire and with his genitals exposed.

Named Randela, the painting was his way of illustrating how the country’s economy had become a rallying point since the Marikana massacre and how the gap between rich and poor had widened, Mabulu said on Sunday night.

“It’s also about the economy being in the hands of a few and that the people represented by Nelson Mandela are living in unfavourable conditions,” he added.

About his new painting of Zuma, he said: “It is called Zuma’s Apartheid. It talks about him doing what Cecil John Rhodes did. Zuma appears to be recolonising us.”

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