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Motshekga blasts 'The Spear' in Parliament
ANC chief whip says the art makes it difficult for South Africans to find unity in diversity.
CAPE TOWN - The controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma on Thursday entered the parliamentary debating arena.
Motshekga dedicated the last few minutes of his Africa Day speech to caution citizens against what he called "the importation of moral degeneration from Europe into Africa."
He said ‘The Spear’ was an abuse of art.
"What happened in Johannesburg has led to violence which means disrespect for the rights of others, the violation of the dignity of our leadership.”
Motshekga believed majority of South Africans were opposed to the painting.
CAPE TOWN - The controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma on Thursday entered the parliamentary debating arena.While debating Africa Day, African National Congress chief whip Mathole Motshekga pointed out the now famous piece of art is making it difficult for South Africans to find unity in diversity.
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