Zapiro’s ZA NEWS puppet-show launch

ZANews Launch

Jonathan Shapiro (second from the left), better known as Zapiro, is famous for his no-holds-barred cartoon portrayal of prominent South African figures, and politicians in particular.

Kerry-Anne took this photo at the launch of ZA NEWS, a brand-new satirical news show created by Zapiro and Thierry Cassuto (far left). The show, which will be broadcast only on the internet, features satirical "news" snippets acted out by rubber puppets who look and sound remarkably similar to some of our politicians...

I just watched the first couple of episodes, and they were really entertaining. Granted, to catch all the jokes and innuendos you may need to be familiar with some SA history and recent news, but even if you know very little about our political situation I'm sure you'll find it entertaining anyway. :)

I've embedded the launch episode below, but click though to the ZANews or Mail & Guardian sites for more shows (a new show will be produced every day).

In this episode you'll see, among others, President Jacob Zuma, Helen Zille, Julius Malema, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.

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