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Zuma lawyer's tears in artwork case

The High Court in South Africa is hearing an application by the African National Congress to have a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma taken down.

South Africa's ruling party has gone to court to have a controversial painting of the president with his genitals exposed removed from public view.

The actual painting that was on show at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg was vandalised by protesters on Tuesday.

The African National Congress said it was "rude, crude and disrespectful" and wanted all images of the painting online and elsewhere taken down

The BBC's Milton Nkosi said President Jacob Zuma's lawyer, Gcina Malindi, broke into tears in court, while talking about the struggle against apartheid.

  • 24 May
  • From the section Africa