Published in Mail & Guardian on 3 May 2012

 

120503mg - Richard Mdluli in Gangsta's Paradise Rap


Description & Background

Based on Coolio's well-known Rap song, Gangsta's Paradise, Zapiro re-writes the words to illustrate the "culture of impugnity" in South Africa and especially applied to Lieutenant-General Richard Mdluli, who has been accused of crimes including murder and is now back in the top job at crime intelligence suggesting friends in high places.

People in the cartoon

Richard Mdluli / Jacob Zuma / Nathi Mthethwa

Tags

Crime / Corruption / Culture of impunity / Rap song / Minister of Police / President of South Africa / Gansters

Text in the cartoon

I'm Lieutenant-General Richard Mdluli
You can just call me General Impugnity
Investigate me?! Better watch how you talk
Or you  an' your homies might be linked with Chalk!
Power an money, Money an power
Minute after minutes, hour after hour
They can charge me with murder an' fraud an' theft
But da charges disappear because I'm da Best

CHORUS:
Keep spendin most lives livin in da Gansta's Paradise
Tappin' phones an' slush funds organised, livin in Gansta's Paradise!

I look after my family an' friends an' cronies
Da Minister an' Da Prez, they my homies
We know each other's secrets, thats how we organise
Cos we da Top Ganstas in da Gansta's Paradise!

CHORUS:
Keep spendin most lives livin in da Gansta's Paradise
Tappin' phones an' slush funds organised, livin in Gansta's Paradise!

General impunity / Nasty Mthethwa / Da Prez

Mangaung

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