Design Politics

zanews: South African satire not welcome to political leadership

South African puppet show satire doesn’t make it to tv but does make it online


Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu as cranky puppets? South African politicians don’t like being satirized in a tv news puppet show.

While originally intended to broadcast on the South African public tv station this show had the plug pulled on it. Widely speculated is the theory that certain of the satirized politicians did not like the unglamorous representation of themselves. A few calls, a little arm twisting and it’s gone. But is it? These puppets can be seen in all their glory online.