HE is back and he has done it again!
Popular portrait painter, Lebani 'Rasta The Artist' Sirenje has paid tribute to the retired legendary newsreader Noxolo Grootboom with a painting.
The painting has since caused an uproar on social media.
The controversial painter took to social media to reveal a portrait he painted for the retired news anchor.
"After 37 years of excellent service, we thank you for your talent Mama.
"Nilale nombethe ingubo yoxolo nothando," he wrote on Twitter.
After 37 years of excellent service, We thank you for your talent Mama
— Rasta The Artist (@RastaArtist) March 31, 2021
Likewise, Twitter users shared their opinions on the painting and many were not impressed.
Reacting to the portrait, @Siyamtishana said: "The only thing you got right was the outfit," he tweeted.
@Luyolom said: "You could have done better than this is it because you weren’t going to face Amabutho this time."
Meanwhile, others praised him for the painting.
"Rasta is such a very good painter, it's his sense of humour for me, can't you see this is just all for some laughter, appreciate the legend," Hollywood star Liso wrote on Facebook.
Below is a wide range of feelings expressed by Twitter users over Rasta's portrait for the veteran news broadcastor:
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) March 31, 2021
Mmmmm he’s even listening to her to hear if she agrees to what he’s done pic.twitter.com/7X3lCp1Yum
— Random Jogger(Unfat) (@BJTembe1) March 31, 2021
I thought Rasta draws only dead people because they can't confront him or sue him …
Rasta uyadelela yaz …Neh maan … what is this ? pic.twitter.com/eTyAzFOAvn
— 🇿🇦 DN A Huszle 🇷🇺 (@huszle) March 31, 2021
At some point you gotta respect Rasta:
1. He knows current affairs
2. Despite his shenanigans we all wanna see his paintings.
3. The guy is really popular ..saw a newspaper article on him in Kenya.
I respect the man lol #NoxoloGrootboom
— Eno_ (@Eno_di_s) March 31, 2021
At least she got to see her portrait whilst she's alive pic.twitter.com/ascmbbyfoV
— Letshabo Kenneth (@Letshabolioma) April 1, 2021
The one thing I learn from Rasta is that passion is the key before talent pic.twitter.com/NexO8dxY21
— #New⚖️Vacancies⚒️Mzansi (@LouisMonareng) April 1, 2021
That looks more like Aunti Caroline pic.twitter.com/VGiXUCPNOT
— Mzett The Problem Malume (@Mr_preditor) March 31, 2021
Mara Rasta deserves jail time phela this is Crime pic.twitter.com/9d0xlxwPMi
— IZANAGI® (@SinovuyoLoyiso) March 31, 2021