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Cartoonists emboldened to hit hard on Zuma (with SA's support) - Zapiro

Cartoonists appear to be pushing the boundaries with their satirical images slamming President Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress (ANC).

However, famous cartoonist Zapiro says, it is the South African public that has shown its brave criticism.

I think the change is with the public...cartoonists are getting a more ringing endorsement from the public.

Zapiro, satirist and cartoonist

'Remember the power of the people' - Mashele

Meanwhile Political analyst and academic Prince Mashele has added his voice to the chorus demanding President Jacob Zuma to be removed from office.

Mashele says he has a responsibility as a patriotic South African citizen and refuses to watch his county being destroyed.

If academics live in the libraries while their country is burning, one day those libraries will catch fire.

Prince Mashele, Political analyst and academic

He made examples of other world leaders unseated by civic protest and urged South Africans to join the national conversation on mass action on 16 April 2016.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


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