Our ombudsman, Franz Krüger, assesses the furore around Zapiro’s cartoon of Zuma and the rape of justice.
Freedom of expression, says cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro, should only be limited when exercising it would cause physical harm or death. He was speaking at a discussion themed Cartoonists: Where Do We Draw the Line?, hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand journalism department on Tuesday.
The saga of police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi has won the Mail & Guardian‘s investigations team the Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Award for story of the year, it was announced on Wednesday evening at the seventh annual awards ceremony held at the Wanderers club in Johannesburg.
If laughter is fine medicine, then it’s appropriate that South Africa’s lead dispenser — the ace cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro — can now be called ”Doctor”. For his world-class cartoons that both hurt and heal, the journalist received an honorary doctorate at Rhodes University last week.