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Controversial Zuma painting

The African National Congress has gone to court in a bid to have a controversial painting of South Africa's president Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed removed from a gallery.

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Controversial picture of Zuma vandalised

Two men were taken into police custody accused of vandalising a portrait of South African President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.

Zuma's African National Congress (ANC) party had already launched a legal bid to try to force the Goodman Gallery to remove the controversial picture, which it described as crude and racist.

Earlier ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said: "Genitals hanging there is not a debate, it's an insult, that's my starting point and that's where I stop."

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