Showers of blessings as Zapiro gets top French award


Showers of blessings as Zapiro gets top French award

The French have conferred on the cartoonist the title of Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters

Senior features writer

Celebrated editorial cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) received France’s top cultural award at a ceremony in Cape Town on Wednesday night for his unique contribution to freedom and democracy in SA.

Shapiro has become SA’s best-known political cartoonist with his insightful, searing and controversial portrayals of the political landscape and its leaders over the past 30 years.

“I’m hugely surprised and overwhelmed. I never thought to ever get this,” he told Times Select...

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