Zapiro has recorded the highs and the lows of our new democracy with a fair sense of accuracy and rapier-like wit, which few public personalities and almost no political streaming have escaped.
His standing among the great social commentators of the world is unquestionable.
His use of the metaphor of rape to shock our country and the Zuma-ANC into seeing the denigration of our justice system is not only acceptable but perfectly apt.
ANC president Jacob Zuma has no less abetted the undermining of the justice system by failing to reign in his zealots - Julius Malema, Zwelinzima Vavi, Blade Nzimande and the like - than the government of the party over which he presides has ensured free reign for rapists and abusers of women.
His party has failed to ensure that the decade-old Domestic Violence Act is properly implemented and that we have a police service in which women can have enough confidence to go and report what happened to them.
Had Zuma defended the rights of women to live free from fear of violence, abuse and rape; had he defended the Constitution with the same zeal that his henchmen are pursuing a political deal for him as their election horse, we could perhaps have pointed a finger at Zapiro.
DA parliamentary leader