WATCH | Here's what Mzansi thinks of Rasta's Siya Kolisi painting
Artist Rasta's latest work, of Springbok captain Siyamthanda Kolisi, is receiving mixed reviews on Twitter. Rasta, like scores of South Africans, was at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on November 5 2019 to welcome the Springboks home, after they won their third Webb Ellis trophy at the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) in Japan. Subscribe to MultimediaLIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimesLive
Celebrity funeral artist Lebani “Rasta” Sirenje found himself on the Twitter trends list again on Tuesday, after his painting of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi went viral.
Rasta, like scores of South Africans, was at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday to welcome home the first group of Springboks after they won the Rugby World Cup (RWC) in Japan on Saturday.
True to form, Rasta brought his canvas and colours to paint a portrait of Siya.
The artist is clearly upping his game, and doing so by recreating one of the most iconic figures in the country at the moment. Luckily for Kolisi, he didn't have to be dead to receive the honours.
While some were a bit sceptical about the resemblance, many praised Rasta for persisting with his art, regardless of criticism.
Even musician Zakes Bantwini said, “Rasta never disappoints”.
This is not the first time the artist has wowed the nation. In May, he impressed fans with a portrait of EFF leader Julius Malema, which he painted during the party's Tshela Thupa rally before the elections.
Here's a glimpse of Twitter reactions:
Rasta was asked to paint Siya but instead painted Ivin Jim ???— Sibongiseni Maseko (@Smoko_SZ) November 5, 2019
Hahaha Rasta's getting better. Although the Springbok Jersey looks like a pastor's collar around Siya's neck??— JK Mahlangu (@kennyDior) November 5, 2019
Rasta's painting of Siya Kolisi has to be the best of work I've seen from him. ?— Taelo (@RealTee_Langa) November 5, 2019
Rena we want da real rasta?♂️?♂️wanna see Siya look like teko modisse— Muleya Fanie (@Fanie7231) November 5, 2019