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              An unidentified man defaces a controversial portrait of South African President Jacob Zuma at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday May 22, 2012. Footage shown on a national news station showed a man in a suit painting a red X over the president  An unidentified man defaces a controversial portrait of South African President Jacob Zuma at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday May 22, 2012. Footage shown on a national news station showed a man in a suit painting a red X over the president's genital area and then his face. Next a man in a hoodie rubbed black paint over the president's face and down the painting with his hands. (AP Photo/eNews)   

South Africa painting debate exposes racial rifts

(Reuters) – South Africa’s ruling ANC went to court on Thursday seeking to remove from public display a painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed, saying the work is symbolic of the lingering racial oppression of apartheid.

It has stirred one of the country’s most heated political debates in years with a divide growing on racial lines over whether the image is symbolic of Zuma’s failings or demeans the dignity of an African leader.

Full Article: South Africa painting debate exposes racial rifts