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Controversial 'Gukurahundi' artist exhibits in South Africa

by Staff Reporter
01 Mar 2016 at 22:55hrs | Views
Zimbabwe's controversial artist Owen Maseko is currently in neighbouring  South Africa where he is exhibiting his "controversial" graffiti dubbed "Sibathontisele" in IsiNdebele, which translates to 'We dripped on them' in English.

The art work which depicts the Matabeleland and Midlands massacres by the fifth brigade landed Maseko in police cells in 2010 after he exhibited it.

Three years later efforts to have Maseko's exhibit cleared for exhibition flopped when the High Court ruled that the graffiti be not exhibited anywhere in Zimbabwe as it undermines the authority of president Robert Mugabe.

The same ruling was reversed by the Supreme Court last year.

The ongoing exhibition is sponsored by the Open Society of Southern Africa, better known as Osisa and began on February 25 this month and is expected to end on March 3 next month.

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