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South Africa: The Spear, Freedom of Speech and Morality

A painting by Cape Town-based artist Brett Murray depicting President Jacob Zuma's genitals has ignited online debate about morality and freedom of speech in South Africa The painting tilted “The Spear” is part of Hail to the Thief II exhibition in Johannesburg.
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The Spear Affair

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South Africa’s most hated gallery was shell-shocked when I visited it on Friday afternoon. On May 10th, the Goodman Gallery, in Johannesburg, opened “Hail to the Thief II,” an exhibit by South African artist Brett Murray that bluntl...

South African president Jacob Zuma opens case in High Court against artist Brett Murray

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JOHANNESBURG (AP).- A lawyer for South Africa's president broke down in tears Thursday as he tried to convince three judges that the display of a portrait that depicts the president's genitals is unlawful. The three South Gauteng Hi...

Painting of President Zuma's Genitals Causes Protest in South Africa Design News 05.29.12

House & Home / Interior Design : Apartment Therapy

As many as 15,000 South Africans are expected to protest a painting called "The Spear," in which President Jacob Zuma's genitals are exposed. Done in the style of Soviet-era propaganda, the work is by artist Brett Murray and is curr...

Alex Matthews: South Africa's Ruling Party Will Fail to Quash Freedom of Expression

News / International Affairs : Huffington Post: World Blog

Several weeks ago, controversy ignited in South Africa when a Johannesburg gallery opened an exhibition by artist Brett Murray featuring The Spear -- a painting which depicted Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa with his genit...


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