Zapiro launches 21st annual book titled Dead President Walking

Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro (popularly known as Zapiro) is on tour to promote his latest annual book titled Dead President Walking.

The controversial cartoonist - well known for setting his sights on President Jacob Zuma - landed himself in hot water earlier this year after being labelled a racist for depicting Shaun Abrahams as a monkey.

702's John Robbie spoke to him about his journey along the years, his take on Zuma and what we can expect from his recent offering.

It really is about how people are feeling about Zuma, about this cabal he surrounds himself with all the time.

Jonathan Shapiro, cartoonist

The Johannesburg launch kicks off on Monday at 17:00 at Kingsmead College Junior School on Oxford Road in Rosebank.

Listen to the interview below:

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