Johannesburg- Controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after he showed his latest artwork outside the JSE.
Sipha Kema, Mabulu’s spokesperson said that he is being held at Morningside Police Station.
One user on Facebook, Oliver Meth said the “relaunch” of Mabulu’s new artwork comes after Constitution Hill allegedly refused to showcase it.
“The rejection from Constitution Hill motivated Ayanda to go bigger with the unveiling of his new artwork. He found ‘a perfect new home’ for his painting at the stock exchange (JSE). His painting has been inspired by the hold white monopoly capitalism has had on South Africa – namely the Steinhoff saga.”
Recently in September, his artwork was removed because it was deemed offensive, it showed Nelson Mandela superimposed on a Nazi swastika image. He has also painted another explicit artwork of former president Jacob Zuma sitting on Nelson Mandela’s lap.
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