Pretoria – Western Cape Premier Helen Zille seems unmoved by the fact that her naked drawing is the last and first thing Kenny Kunene see before sleeping and when he wakes up respectively.
“Who cares? who doesn’t have private parts, i am not ashamed i am not even moved, he didnt get my size correctly,” she said to a laughter.
The former inmate-turned-“Sushi King” remained a Twitter trend on Friday after his self-publicised purchase of a painting depicting three senior members of the Democratic Alliance (DA) naked.
Kunene on Thursday posted a photo of himself behind the image saying: “I am now a proud owner of this master piece. Powerful story telling through art…Thanks to the fearless Artist”
The painting‚ by Iven Amali‚ portrays Zille‚ DA leader Mmusi Maimane and what appears to be the DA’s federal executive chairperson James Selfe with their private parts exposed. Maimane is pulling a cart carrying the other two‚ the words “modern slavery” are hanging from the cart.
Maimane’s spokesperson Mabine Seabe had on Thursday brushed the painting off‚ saying it is of little consequence to the party.
“It’s a crude‚ disgusting painting that belongs in a dustbin and not on display. Kenny Kunene is trying to gain some kind of publicity through someone who is relevant and trying to bring change to South Africa.”
Zille appeared to take a similar stance when questioned on Twitter by Oswin Jacobs @Ozzy_Jacobs: “@helenzille surely this was arranged rather than freedom of expression….”