Zapiro writes:

The Oscar saga coincided with the Academy Awards. Apart from the focus on the lead actor, this cartoon also picks up on police bungling and especially on detective Hilton Botha, who didn’t wear protective shoe coverings and also managed to miss a cellphone and a spent bullet in the toilet.



Born in Cape Town in 1958, Zapiro couldn’t imagine a career in cartooning, so he studied architecture at University of Cape Town.

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The Mail & Guardian asked political cartoonist Zapiro to comment on 10 of the most popular cartoons that had Mail & Guardian readers talking, and clicking, during 2013. Read his comments in the sidelines column, alongside the cartoon. To see all ten of the M&G's top Zapiro cartoons for the year 2013, go HERE.