Tweeps want Rasta to paint FW de Klerk

Tweeps want Rasta to paint FW de Klerk
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‘Your time is now’: Tweeps urge Rasta to paint portrait of FW de Klerk

A number of tweeps are begging controversial artist Lebani ‘Rasta’ Sirenje to try his hand at painting a portrait of the late FW de Klerk.

Tweeps want Rasta to paint FW de Klerk

Tweeps want Rasta to paint FW de Klerk
Image via Twitter

It’s no secret that Lebani “Rasta” Sirenje has developed a reputation for painting questionable portraits of late and great icons…but this time tweeps are actually pushing for the artist to do his thing when it comes to FW de Klerk.

The Zimbabwean artist has been inundated with tweets from South African tweeps imploring him to “do his thing” in his portrayal of the late South African president who passed away at the age of 85 on Thursday 11 November.


South Africans took to Twitter to brazenly stroke the ego of Rasta, whom they casually “commissioned” for the artwork.

One tweep posted: “Can somebody wake up Rasta, tell him we love his work and we think he’s a brilliant artist”.

Another added:  “Please Rasta do us the honour”.

A third quipped: “Please draw FW de Klerk I want to see something”.

Here are more tweets from Black Twitter…


And whilst tweeps are secretly – or not so secretly hoping that Rasta botch his painting of FW de Klerk, it wouldn’t be the first he mangled a masterpiece…

According to tweeps, Rasta’s take on stars like LeAnne Manas, Zozibini Tunzi, Connie Ferguson and even Beyonce and Jay Z and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been nothing short of disastrous.

And so have his tributes to late celebs like Mshoza, HHP and US rapper DMX.


Meanwhile Rasta showed off his latest piece dedicated to the late Emzini Wezinsizwa actor, who died in 2006.

The artist celebrated his work to the actor’s daughter Boniswa in celebration of his 61st birthday today.

And he was happy to provide his service, even if the late star’s daughter cried “tears of laughter” at the sight of it.

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