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Sweet messages pour in for Rasta over Patrick Shai’s painting – Photos

Controversial painter Rasta the Artist rarely gets any applause from South Africans for his paintings. However, Rasta is currently basking in warranted applause, following an excellent portrait of deceased legendary actor Patrick Shai.

Rasta, real name Lebani Sirenje, has become notorious for his paintings of prominent deceased people, mainly South Africans, as his paintings somehow never seem to resemble their subjects at all. They usually seem to be caricatures of the deceased. This has led to speculation that Rasta does this deliberately to attract attention.

However, Rasta’s painting of the late Patrick Shai is being applauded for doing an excellent job in paying tribute to the late veteran actor. Patrick Shai allegedly committed suicide in the garage at his house in Dobsonville, Soweto, over the weekend.

Below are some of the responses from South Africans impressed with Rasta’s painting of Patrick Shai:

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Amanda Manku

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