- Rasta has painted another portrait and like usual it has caused a stir on social media
- His subject for this portrait is that late radio icon Bob Mabena but people are confused with Rasta's artwork
- His name was trending on social media with people arguing over who the painting looks like, many people did agree that the painting did look like Mabena
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Rasta is at it again, he has painted another portrait of a famous South African. This time his subject is the late Bob Mabena.
He began painting the portrait outside Mabena's family home as they were preparing for the funeral service.
Rasta, his real name is Lebani Sereje, is known for his painting which don't always reflect the likeness of the subject.
He has painted celebrities such as Hugh Masekela, Winnie Mandela, Joe Mafela, Beyonce, Jay Z, President Cyril Ramaphosa and many more.
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Here are some reactions from social media users:
The 51-year-old icon had a radio career spanning over 31 years. POWER 98.7 released a statement following his passing:
"It is is with deep grief and pain that we announce that POWER 98.7 breakfast host, Mr Bob Mabena passed away this afternoon, Monday 10 August 2020 from cardiac arrest. The family is coming to terms with his passing and respectfully requests the public to afford them the appropriate space. Further details will be communicated in due course."
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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that when South Africans paid their final respects to Andrew Mlangeni at his burial in Soweto. Amongst those who attended the funeral was Lebani "Rasta" Sirenje - the infamous funeral artist.
Staying true to his profession, Rasta painted a portrait of the last Rivonia trialist to celebrate his life and honour his death.
Photos of the painting have since surfaced online and they left South Africans shocked over how he managed to capture the late struggle icon.
In other news, Rasta recently took to social media to share a pic of himself working on a portrait of Mzansi's Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
Briefly.co.za shared the artist's painting of the minister on its Facebook page on Tuesday, 28 July and it sparked a huge reaction from the readers.
Judging from the comments, Mzansi peeps are still not impressed by Rasta's painting skills. The post had gathered 273 comments and 98 shares at the time of publishing
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