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South African artist defends 'Nazi Mandela' work


A South African artist has defended his controversial work which depicts anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela doing a Nazi salute, BBC reports.

Ayanda Mabulu's piece drew criticism after it was briefly displayed at a Johannesburg art-fair.

A former president, Mandela is a much loved figure in South Africa, credited with ending white minority rule

Mabulu defended his work, saying that he was speaking on the behalf of poor black South Africans.

"Mandela failed to deliver the dream and that makes him an equivalent of Hitler," he told the BBC.

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