Controversial South African artist Ayanda Mabulu has once again stirred a hornet’s nest with his latest painting The Economy of Rape showing President Jacob Zuma sodomizing late former President, Nelson Mandela. Social media has been up in arms with reactions criticising the painting as crass, crude, disrespectful, and offensive. Various organisations including the Nelson Mandela Foundation have called the artwork “distasteful”. The painting has divided opinion, with others defending the right of the artist to free expression, and artistic creativity. Mabulu’s latest painting comes on the heels of the Zapiro controversy in which the cartoonist was heavily criticised for using rape as a metaphor.