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25 September 2017 12:02 (South Africa)

Human Rights Commission backs Zapiro on Lady Justice cartoon

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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