While President Zuma has appealed for sympathy from his supporters by talking about how hurt he was by a painting showing him in a Bolshevik Revolution-type poster, but with his genitals exposed;
And the courts were due to hear why the private art gallery that was showing the paining should not be forced to take it down;
The painting has been defaced by Zuma's sympathisers, but the daughter of ANC icon, the late veteran Oliver Tambo, showed little sympathy for President Jacob Zuma's complaint.
The Star reported on Monday that Tselane Tambo posted a message on a social networking site saying Zuma should "Get Over It"
"So the Pres JZ has had his portrait painted and he doesn't like it.
"Do the poor enjoy poverty?
"Do the unemployed enjoy hopelessness?
"Do those who can't get housing enjoy homelessness?
"He must get over it.
"No one is having a good time.
"He should inspire the reverence he craves.
“This portrait is what he inspired. Shame," she wrote.
The 1.85m-high painting titled The Spear is part of Brett Murray's Hail to the Thief II exhibition at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg.
The portrait has sparked debate about freedom of expression and the right to dignity and privacy.
The ANC was set to argue in court on Tuesday that the painting should be removed because it violated Zuma's right to dignity and made a mockery of his office.
Even Zimbabweans are divided with some calling those who defaced it thugs and others calling them heroes; as he artist's expression was outside the bonds of "normal humane levels" and lacked understanding of the complex SA society.
Caution must be exercised and rights to express should end where they start violating others' rights, they argued.
But others thought the thugs who defaced the art were embarrassing Zuma more than the painter. Advocates of the rule of law should allow the hearing at the courts.
Further:Under President Zuma we have seen the development of a personality cult, so he is getting what he asked for. - CZReporter/SAPA