A painting of the late Oliver Mtukudzi by a South African artist called Rasta has disappointed many who have taken to Twitter to express it. The painting which many say does not resemble Mtukudzi, has gotten Rasta criticised for not respecting the memory of the late music icon.
The artist’s real name is called Lebani Sirenje. According to some South African news websites, this is not the first time Rasta has disappointed the living with portraits of the famous dead that don’t resemble them.
Recent examples include the late Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Jabulani ‘HHP’ Tsambo and Linda ‘Pro Kid’ Mkhize.
Even very-much-alive President Cyril Ramaphosa has not been spared
Here are some of the notable tweets posted:
Rasta must be arrested!!! pic.twitter.com/Ja5V78iGIW
— Trevor Papi Mahasela (@TrevorPapi) January 26, 2019
South Africa your Rasta is declaring war ! 🙆🏻♂️🙆🏻♂️🙆🏻♂️🙆🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/xMxCUXMndh
— #6years Annivesary (@bustoptv) January 26, 2019
— 𝔾🄰𝕄🄴𝕃🄰 (@Dakalo_Gamela) January 27, 2019
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) January 26, 2019
Rasta must respect us😣😤 pic.twitter.com/0uajpn86kt
— Remy (@RuyAntony) January 26, 2019
Rasta 😫 Please. No. Zimbabwe has enough troubles of it's own 🙆 pic.twitter.com/Qg8Es6cdoZ
— 🌟🇿🇦👑NTHAPELENG👑🇿🇦🌟 (@Nthapeleng__) January 26, 2019
We keep humouring Rasta. He keeps showing us why we need to stop. pic.twitter.com/AKugbe0mi7
— Mme a Masakona (@FloMasebe) January 26, 2019