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Portrait of a president

UNLIKE Britain's queen, President Jacob Zuma does not often have his portrait painted. But a new likeness by a South African artist, Brett Murray, now showing at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, has the nation agog and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) frothing at the mouth. In truth, hardly anyone had heard about the painting until the ANC issued a statement on May 17th expressing its "outrage" over the "disgusting" depiction of its revered leader and demanding its immediate removal from the gallery and the website of the only newspaper until then to give it any coverage.
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