Rasta sets the record straight over 'fake' painting of Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi's Miss Universe victory led to tributes from across the nation.
Zozibini Tunzi's Miss Universe victory led to tributes from across the nation.
Image: Instagram/Zozibini Tunzi

While the nation was busy celebrating Zozibini Tunzi winning the Miss Universe pageant, some social media users were in a spin over a painting allegedly crafted by infamous funeral artist Lebani Sirenje, better known as Rasta.

Zozi beat 90 other women to the Miss Universe title, leading to a flood of congratulations from across Mzansi, including the president.

Rasta has shocked and surprised the nation over the years with his artworks - but this week the internet was truly in meltdown mode when a picture of him holding a portrait of a woman resembling Zozi went viral.

Soon the trends list was flooded with pictures of Rasta and the painting - and gatvol fans telling him where to get off.

However, it soon emerged that the picture had been Photoshopped.

A few tell-tale signs made it obvious. For one, the edges are not aligned. More importantly, the painting is clearly of singer Grace Jones.

Even Rasta himself (or at least a Twitter account in his name) shared a snap of the real and Photoshopped images.

The photo on the left is false. It's [a] Photoshop [image] of the one on [the] right. Please retweet for awareness,” he wrote.

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