Local portrait artist Lebani Sirenje, popularly known as Rasta, has done it again…
This time he has revealed a sketch of veteran actress Mary Twala, who was also the mother of TV & radio personality Somizi Mhlongo
In a video he shared on his social media page, Rasta said: “Our tree and pillar in the acting industry has fallen.
“We will celebrate the hard work and thanking you for inspiring young and aspiring actresses and actors and being a mother and grandmother.”
Take a look for yourself…
Honoring the great Mary Twala. We thank you for your life and contribution to art.
— Rasta The Artist (@RastaArtist) July 5, 2020
The painter is infamously known to miss the mark with portraits of well-known people, and he has garnered a negative reaction to his latest piece.
Take a look at what tweeps had to say about it…
Somizi will kill you wena Rasta 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ti9bYoPMNW
— Man not Frank (@FrankShameles) July 5, 2020
Rasta you can paint just not well known people… try painting people that don’t exist pic.twitter.com/svTXHbfvoN
— Andile_97 Rotile (@Mzuvuki53511475) July 6, 2020
According To Rasta This Is Somizi mom mme Twala pic.twitter.com/3Wr6SQUJqC
— AVHA RAMUKOSI (@Avha_Ramukosi) July 5, 2020
Rasta, who’s that because it’s not Mary Twala? pic.twitter.com/cN4UXAl0M1
— Vuyo Poswa (@poswa_vuyo) July 5, 2020
And then? pic.twitter.com/CeCRzqKKR1
— MQOCWA🕯 (@DlalaSanele) July 5, 2020
Meanwhile Rasta posted a pic of his second portrait of Mary, which also received lukewarm reviews.
— Rasta The Artist (@RastaArtist) July 6, 2020