Celebrity painter Lebani Sirenje, otherwise known as Rasta, has had a go at painting the late minister Jackson Mthembu.
Mthembu recently passed away due to COVID-19 implications as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The president took to Twitter to share the news, saying:
“It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu passed away earlier today from COVID-related complications. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss.”
Now Rasta, who has made a name for himself by painting late celebrities and public figures, proceeded to share his take on Mthembu. It seems Rasta is often called to sketch a portrait of famous politicians and upstanding citizens. However, till this day, it remains unknown if Rasta’s failure to accurately depict people is for comedic relief or lack of skill.
It also looks like Twitter users are in an agreement saying that Rasta is not improving at all. This comes after Rasta received his fair share of negative comments about his work. When he began painting the late Zimbabwean jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi, Twitter users were not happy, saying that he shouldn’t even bother.
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