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Kenny Kunene’s Controversial Painting

Is Kenny Kunene seeking relevancy or not? 

Businessman Kenny Kunene’s recently shook the South African media and political arena with his controversial painting depicting Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane as a slave pulling a cart with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and the party’s federal executive chairperson, James Selfe.

Most people found the painting too graphic, some were quick to defend it, others didn’t understand what was Kenny trying to achieve?

Here at Ndoda we were left with the same question, what was Kenny really trying to achieve?

He mentioned to News sources that he was very annoyed with artists who continuously attacked black politicians, particularly President Zuma.

So we gathered that the painting was Kenny Kunene taking a political stance more than anything.

Prior to this painting we’ve also seen the recent painting of Ayanda Mbulu. In the painting Mbulu portrays President Jacob Zuma and Atul Gupta as pilots, who happened to be engaging in explicit sexual activity while still on a flight.

Be warned that the imagine we about to show below is very graphic:

ayanda mbulu zuma and atul gupta

We want to be clear that we do not condone such behaviour. There are plenty of ways to voice your opinions without degrading the next person and be advised that serious legal action might be taken against you. Even though it’s not so with this particular case.

We understand that Kenny will and has forever been a controversial figure. He is never one to shy away from his opinions and views on trending topics. If indeed he is trying to stay relevant he hit the jackpot. On Thursday, 28 July 2016 he was trending all over social media platforms. He’s painting was the most searched word on google according to google trends with over 22,ooo hits.

Share your thoughts with us. Do you think he’s doing this to stay relevant or he’s really just taking a political stand against what he believes is wrong? If so can you fight fire with fire?

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