BlackCommentator.com July 25, 2019 - Issue 799: Johnny Clegg - Political Cartoon By Zapiro, South Africa
July 25, 2019 - Issue 799
Johnny Clegg By Zapiro
Johnny Clegg, who has died of cancer aged 66, was a white singer-songwriter who became a national hero in South Africa by using music to defy the apartheid-era segregation laws. He challenged the authorities by forming mixed-race bands, performing to both black and white audiences, and mixing Zulu influences into songs that brought him international success. Known as the 'white Zulu' or umlungu omnyama (“the black white person”), he spoke fluent Zulu and was an energetic and skilful exponent of Zulu dance.
Jonathan Shapiro is a South African cartoonist, famous
as Zapiro, whose work appears in numerous South African publications
and has been exhibited internationally on many occasions.
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