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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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