- Rasta, whose real name is Lebani Sirenje, has painted a portrait of Jackson Mthembu
- South Africans are often divided over Rasta's artwork and have taken to social media to react to Rasta's latest portrait
- Some people think that Rasta has confused Jackson Mthembu with Steve Harvey, while others encouraged Rasta to carry on
Lebani Sirenje, aka Rasta, has doubled down on his tradition of painting the recently departed. He has often been judged harshly by South Africans.
He has completed a portrait of Minister Jackson Mthembu who recently passed away from Covid-19 complications.
His artwork does not often reflect the subject of his painting which some people call disrespectful while others believe he is a talented artist.
Mzansi took to social media to react to the painting by the infamous Rasta of Jackson Mthembu:
"Didn't know Steve Harvey passed"
"Immediately when I thought you improving, you take 10 steps back. This war cannot be won."
"I really thought you had improved when I saw Dr Phillips the other day but now you have done it again Mabena , who is this vele? ."
"Wena draw on, Rasta. Ska ya ka rena. We don't appreciate art shem re ka tla rago thibela go dira mmereko wago ge o Ka ya ka rena. Keep drawing my good sir... "
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a touching eulogy for Jackson Mthembu and South Africa has taken to social media to pay tribute to the fallen struggle veteran.
Mthembu was given a category 1 state funeral with many members of the ANC giving their own speeches at his funeral.
Social media users have taken to Twitter to share their reactions to the funeral and the general atmosphere of the country at the moment.
In other news, reports have surfaced that Minister Jackson Mthembu has died. According to a statement released by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Mthembu died early on Thursday morning.
In his statement, Ramaphosa said Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and lifelong champion of freedom and democracy.
"It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu passed away earlier today from Covid-related complications."
"He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade whose passing leaves our nation at a loss. I extend my deepest sympathies to the minister’s family, to his colleagues, comrades and many friends,” Ramaphosa said.
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