ViewsAfrica by CartoonArts International

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  1. Crow Nobo

    Crow Nobo said, 10 days ago

    Business as usual.

    Is that a shower head he is wearing?

    Obama will be glad when the election is over so he can go back home to Ken… can ya believe what he almost said?

    Seth Meyers

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, 1 day ago

    The guy with the shower-head is Jacob Zuma, current president of South Africa. The shower-head became his signature representation by a South African cartoonist, Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro).

    Gado has borrowed that representation as Zapiro created it.


    It came about because back in 2005 Zuma had been accused of raping a friend’s daughter (adult), Khwezi, but who was HIV+ and he was aware of it. Zuma infamously told the court that he took a shower afterwards to ensure he didn’t catch the virus since he had not used a condom…(and he also claimed it was consensual sex). He was acquitted, a controversial verdict. And as far as I know, he is not HIV+ so he didn’t contract the virus from her

    The cartoon depicts the on-going (and now delayed) election for a new chairperson for the African Union (AU). The current chairperson is Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former wife of Jacob Zuma. Our showerhead has had 6 marriages, 4 wives currently, 1 committed suicide and 1 divorced him (the AU chair). I think there were 3 candidates for AU chair in the final round, 2 of which female, but the required 2/3rds was not reached.


    Incidentaly, Khwezi died a couple of weeks ago.

    Below is the url reporting her death:


  3. omQ R

    omQ R said, 1 day ago

    Also, a couple of weeks before Khwezi’s death, there was a silent protest of 4 women supporting her at a speech Zuma gave:



    The USA is in danger of electing a womanising fool, by his own words, someone who condones sexual assault; South Africa elected one.

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