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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Liza Essers
South African President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his legal case against a gallery that displayed a portrait depicting his genitals.
A handwritten sign that said "whites hate blacks" and was carried by one of more than 2,000 protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday shows that a fierce national debate over a painting depicting the president's genitals is about more than art and the constitution.
A handwritten sign that says "whites hate blacks" carried by one of more than 2,000 protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday shows that a fierce national debate about a painting depicting the president's genitals is about more than art and the constitution.
South African President Jacob Zuma and his African National Congress sought a court order Tuesday to have a painting depicting the president's genitals removed from an art gallery but two men took matters into their own hands by defacing the portrait with gobs of paint.
Gallery director Liza Essers says the image will also be removed from the gallery website as a 'gesture of goodwill.'
"It was never my intention to cause hurt to any person," Ms. Essers said in a statement last week.