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

- | 4 months ago

Zapiro, 61, told News24 it was such a surprise when he found out about the award.

“It‘s an incredible honour and not something that one ever thinks about,” he said. “The more I thought about it, the more appropriate and wonderful it felt for me as some of the very precepts of freedom of expression and democracy that we were fighting for, were developed in France.

” Zapiro is well-known for his often controversial cartoons, including about Lady Justice and former president Jacob Zuma.

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