Human Rights Commission backs Zapiro on Lady Justice cartoon

By Andy Rice 25 June 2010

The SA Human Rights Commission has ruled in cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro's favour regarding his controversial cartoon depicting President Jacob Zuma apparently about to rape "Lady Justice". The Young Communist League had complained that the 2008 cartoon defamed Zuma, but the commission ruled that the cartoon did not constitute hate speech, was not unfair or discriminatory, and had not violated Zuma's human rights. In a separate case, Zuma is suing Zapiro for damage to his reputation and dignity.  Read more: M&G