Rasta strikes again! Paints Ramaphosa at ANC manifesto launch. While the ANC manifesto launch and 107th birthday celebration at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban have attracted many attendees, one seems to be the focus of much of the commentary on the event on social media.
The notorious artist did not disappoint with his latest painting, of none other than our president. Infamous portrait artist Lebani ‘Ras’ Sirenje is there, and ‘Rasta’ has already been drawing ridicule for his painting of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The artist is often mercilessly mocked on social media for his portraits, mainly painted at funerals and memorials, which are often slated for not looking anything like their subjects.
This time around, he did not disappoint, with a painting alleged to be of President Cyril Ramaphosa. It certainly does take liberties with its subject, perhaps even more so than some of his most famous – or infamous – previous works, depicting subjects including ProKid, HHP, and late struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Most recently, he came under fire for his less-than-flattering takes on Jay Z and Beyonce at the Global Citizen Festival.
Nanko ke u rasta he says he's drawing the @MYANC leadership starting with the President 😲😲😲😅😅😅😅 this guy must stop dagga can someone please tell him #ANC107 #ANCManifesto #PeoplesManifesto #MosesMabhida pic.twitter.com/vER6O0yOwr
— Her Excellency, The President 🇿🇦 (@AneleMda) January 12, 2019
— Lemo (@LethokuhleMban1) January 12, 2019
Who Was Rasta Even Painting?
— B U C S (@bucsbruh) January 12, 2019
Even before he painted the president, the artist had received plenty of attention on Twitter, with many speculating as to who he would be attempting to paint today.
— 🌻Sbahle🌻 (@Siba14101128) January 12, 2019
GUESS WHO IS HERE 😂🤣😂😂
Who will be the unlucky person to make it on to that blank canvass?
— Aldrin Sampear (@AldrinSampear) January 12, 2019
Source: The Citizen