Cyril vs Juju: Rasta’s most popular paintings of politicians

If the elections were decided by Rasta's painting skills, there would only be one winner

08 May 2019 - 11:59 By Kyle Zeeman
Rasta paints Julius Malema's portrait.
Rasta paints Julius Malema's portrait.
Image: EFF via Twitter

Here's a bit of comic relief while you wait in the election queues on Wednesday.

Rasta may have made a name for himself as an artist who painted portraits at famous people's funerals but ahead of the elections this year he stepped into the brave new world of political art.

Rasta showed up at several rallies this year to paint portraits of presidential candidates.

Earlier this year he painted a portrait of ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa.

More recently he painted EFF leader Julius Malema.

A few weeks ago there were suggestions he had even tried to paint former minister Malusi Gigaba.

Even political events are not safe from Rasta's brush, with the Soweto Uprising also being captured in a painting.


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