'An artist, a friend and a freedom fighter' - Zapiro receives top French cultural award

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- news24.com | 4 weeks ago

On Wednesday, French Ambassador to South Africa Aurélien Lechevallier bestowed upon him the Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters.

"In him, France wants to give recognition to an artist, a friend, but also a freedom fighter who shares the values of the French Republic," he said. He said cartoonists always played with fire.

"And when I say fire, I refer to all its meanings.

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