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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© Zapiro | Feb 04, 2010 | The Times

Second Thoughts?

SECOND THOUGHTS? Zapiro refuses to look at the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release through rose-tinted spectacles. He depicts Mandela peering around his cell door in 1990 and being confronted by a noisy crowd of protestors representing a less than perfect future: 2010, our present. Recognisable politicians and ordinary people stand about under banners highlighting some of our current political problems: corruption and greed, presidential sex scandals, the internal power struggles of Cope and lack of service delivery.