Is the South African government's fury over Brett Murray's painting of Zuma's genitalia all it seems?
LAST UPDATED AT 16:11 ON Thu 24 May 2012
SOUTH AFRICA'S president Jacob Zuma has been in court today to argue that a portrait of him with his penis exposed should be banned.
The country's ruling party, the African National Congress, has been driving a furious campaign to have the painting removed from the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, describing it as "disrespectful" and "racist".
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