Zapiro writes:

MICHELLE JONES writes in The Cape Times...

THE latest spoof poster showing a couple in an intimate embrace is one never thought possible – Jacob Zuma and Helen Zille.

It featured on comedy show ZANEWS’s Facebook page yesterday, and attracted scores of comments and “likes”.

Puppets of the president and Western Cape premier are shown staring lovingly into each other’s eyes, with Zille’s hand stroking Zuma’s neck.

The poster’s slogan reads: “In OUR future, you wouldn’t give a s***”.

This follows the release last week of the DA youth ad campaign that showed a black woman and a white man in an intimate embrace.

That poster’s slogan said “In our future you wouldn’t look twice”.

The ZANEWS poster is the latest in a slew of others.

These have included illustrations depicting white domestic workers, dogs hugging cats and black horses mounting white horses.

The images have dominated social media sites for the past week.

Zille took to Twitter to comment on her appreciation of the poster.

“Had a good laugh. Twitter often makes my day,” she said and later added: “It gave me a good laugh to start the day.”

Zille even replied to at least two tweets with “lmao” – laugh my a** off – and another with a winking emoticon and “great giggle!”.

The poster received largely positive reaction on the ZANEWS Facebook page.



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 02, 2012 | Africartoons

ZA News and the DASO Poster

ZA NEWS adds to the growing collection of spoofs on the DASO poster. The ZA News caption reads: "In OUR future, you wouldn't give a shit."

Great to see that Helen Zille responded with good humour [see her comments in the Sidelines column above]. No word yet from the President, although his spokesman said he would respond as soon as he gets out of the shower.