On using rape as an analogy: Caller asks what's so offensive?

Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro's latest offering has again stirred debate.

He has been slated yet again for his latest cartoon depicting President Jacob Zuma zipping up his pants, while one of the Gupta brothers appears to be readying himself to violate 'Lady South Africa'.

The woman in the image is restrained by State Security Minister David Mahlobo, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and The New Age editor Moegsien Williams.

A caller asks why people have taken offense to it.

702’s Eusebius McKaiser explains why the analogy is wrong.

....Jacob Zuma is bad news, Jacob Zuma’s cronies are bad news, that is what’s happening to the country we are not being raped.

Eusebius McKaiser, 702 anchor

Rape is violence, the most extreme sort.

Eusebius McKaiser, 702 anchor

And if you analogise from rape, at the very least you are showing horrific ignorance about the nature of rape.

Eusebius McKaiser, 702 anchor

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