As usual, Zapiro hits the nail on the head with, as it happens, a mighty sledgehammer in his latest Sunday Times cartoon. His hard-hitting, courageous, uncomfortable yet brilliant cartoon depicts Umshini about to rape “the justice system” which lies helplessly pinioned to the ground by Zuma’s head cheerleaders (Julius Malema, Gwede Mantashe, Blade Nzimande and Zwelinzima Vavi).
Predictably, it has sparked indignant outrage in the Zuma camp — probably because they know that its message is spot on. Zuma’s supporters have been brazenly doing everything possible to undermine the judiciary to ensure that he is never held accountable for his alleged criminal activities. Perhaps they were expecting they could get away with it – without being challenged about it in the press. As Zapiro has so potently demonstrated, they were wrong about that.