‘Rasta’ Senzo Meyiwa painting has the internet in a huff

12 March 2019 - 11:39 By Kyle Zeeman
A painting of Senzo Meyiwa has caused quite a fuss on social media.
A painting of Senzo Meyiwa has caused quite a fuss on social media.
Image: Twitter/ @Lebani_Sirenje

A Twitter account pretending to be controversial painter Lebani "Rasta" Sirenje has once again shutdown social media, sharing a picture of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.

The account, which uses the name of the artist, posted a snap of a dreadlocked man that looks similar to Rasta drawing the footballer in a green goalkeeper kit.

The picture appears to have been taken several years ago but after it was shared on the account on Monday.

Rasta was not available to comment about the latest drawing but told TshisaLIVE in the past that the account does not belong to him.

"Someone has opened a Twitter account in my name and people are following that guy. I have no idea who he is but he's using my identity and my pictures and saying things like I'm now doing tattoos but it's not me. I am not on Twitter."

Still, the flood of memes came pouring in as Twitter users reacted to the pic.

Many flooded the comments section of the post with messages mocking Rasta and suggesting that even the painted Senzo disapproved of the drawing.


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