'Jesus is a Shangaan' cartoon on DStv

2012-06-20 09:04
Loyiso Sidimba
Johannesburg - The work of controversial South African cartoonist Mdu Ntuli has been taken up by Comedy Central.

Ntuli confirmed on Tuesday that his Izikhokho Show will appear between shows on the channel, which is available on DStv.

One of Ntuli's strips is the subject of two complaints to the Human Rights Commission over claims that it pokes fun at Tsonga/Shangaan-speakers.

In Ntuli's Izikhokho Show, Jesus commits suicide because he discovers he is Shangaan.

The animation, called Jesus is a Shangaan, has clocked up 108 396 views on YouTube since it was posted last month.

The popular show is produced by Ntuli's Mdu Comics.

Ntuli has also produced cartoons about Zulus, Xhosas and Indians.

In December, DStv launched Comedy Central, the world's only 24-hour television channel dedicated to comedy, in South Africa.

Ntuli said Comedy Central would issue a statement with more details in due course.

Watch the controversial cartoon here.


  • Christopher Zoony De Croes - 2012-06-20 09:26

    ayoba lol can't wait to watch

      damonsb - 2012-06-21 10:06

      Clyde,your an idiot

      tabib.asnan.3 - 2012-09-30 17:06

      I respect others. I respect Christians, even though I am not one. Jesus was selfless and deserves our respect. If we fail to recognise the difference between freedom of speech and deliberately offending people, there will be no tolerance left in the world. Peace

  • sngwanathi - 2012-06-20 09:33

    I'm proudly tsonga and I just want you to know that feel sorry 4 you and I'm not ashamed of it. On the other hand I'm a Christian so whatever joke you were trying 2 make simple show the level of your thinking. Pls nxt time don't play by God's name neee.

      clyde.kati.thomas - 2012-06-20 10:24

      So in the same context you have now made yourself god? Who are you to tell him he has no right to play by god whatever that means.... I don't see god complaining .

      shalomkatekani - 2012-06-20 10:45

      da bible says nt to play wit Jesus name dats who told hm.

      FlordeParis - 2012-06-21 09:09

      apartheid, crusades, fascisms, religious wars exist and will always reproduce themselves: JUST because there are fanatics like you. People ignoring love & tolerance.

  • ted.muusha - 2012-06-20 09:40

    I think he is of mixed parentage. An Afrikaner and black. Maybe the black is the Shangaan part, but I think HE is Nigerian.

  • mfihlakaloyezulu.ncwadiengcwele1 - 2012-06-20 09:43

    The world is about to end can you believe this

  • madulaabram - 2012-06-20 10:05

    This guy is more than a stupid,he takes a lot of nyaope or if is dagga,add more cigarette maybe u will come to year normal sense.

      hbongie - 2012-06-20 10:12

      Have a sense of humour

      Philimsomi - 2012-06-20 10:53

      bongie he is taking it realy bad,be a little sensetive

  • jacques.manus.9 - 2012-06-20 10:08

    Yet you cant show the Nando's ad?

      Lethabo Neonsoul - 2012-06-20 11:39

      I've actually seen the ad on comedy central

      Gary - 2012-06-20 15:34

      uhmm...no Lethabo your fibbing!!It's against the BCCSA rules...that's what dstv said ....

  • robertmroba.mahlagaume - 2012-06-20 10:22

    May be true who knows,but he white

  • aurelia.cordon - 2012-06-20 10:25

    As a christian I will not support DSTV any further. God is more important to me than any tv show. I am just gonna sit back and watch how God destroys DSTV and all the roll players in this. Remember the Titanic?

      Irene - 2012-06-20 13:06

      Go read your bible instead.

  • elvis.sibuyi - 2012-06-20 10:34

    Maybe he is a nyaope addict xeem...i dont see any problem making fun of shangaans but comparing jesus with them is total out of order....BT ANYWAY GOD WILL JUDGE YOU

      refiloe.shikwambana - 2012-06-20 10:45

      he should compare him to what? Sotho,zulu. then that could have been nice. Hes Jesus is Shagaan so What!

      Philimsomi - 2012-06-20 10:50

      oh elvis you are out of order!

      elvis.sibuyi - 2012-06-20 10:54

      Maybe is because shangaan are always taken as people from our third world...thats why it hurt us...but thats you opinion and you think your right...take a ride on a bus at the back sit and you wil see this better than now..

  • elvis.sibuyi - 2012-06-20 10:34

    Maybe he is a nyaope addict xeem...i dont see any problem making fun of shangaans but comparing jesus with them is total out of order....BT ANYWAY GOD WILL BE THE JUDGE.

  • lawrenma - 2012-06-20 10:51

    I think this Jesus is not the one who was crucified for our sins. He is a diffent one.He does not affect my faith but if this said writer think other wise-this is complete blasphemy.How many shangans own dstv subscription today. Ridicule us and feel the heat.

  • Shirley Van Heerden - 2012-06-20 11:21

    When Mohammed was depicted in a non-muslim way, the world was in uproar!! Now Jesus is made fun of and nobody says anything!!! This is shocking that shangaans are commented on, but not the fact that our Lord Jesus Christ is made fun of.

  • kenjaymay - 2012-06-20 11:44

    DSTV won't show the Nando's ad, but they show cr@p like this!!!.....and it will most probable be repeated a thousand times just like their other shows! DSTV you Suck!!

  • Slagvan - 2012-06-20 11:44

    in the middle-east and in europe, cities was burnt and people were killed for the fact that mohammed was used/depicted in a cartoon that was seen as derogatory to the muslim faith...... i find this cartoon about Jesus commiting suicide highly offensive, i would go so far as to lodge a complaint with the BCCSA about the airing of this cartoon in South Africa!!!!!!

  • johleneh - 2012-06-20 12:45

    I'm sure God has a better sense of humour than most News24 commentors... and why Shangaans should be insulted/made fun of to have God depicted as one of them is beyond me...

  • david.barratt1 - 2012-06-20 15:45

    How dare you make Fun of, and insult the 1 True God and his only begotten Son JESUS. you should be ashamed of yourself.

  • patrick.b.fisher1 - 2012-06-20 16:07

    Galatians 6:7 "Don't be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." Exodus 20:7: “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.” Matthew 12:36-37 "I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

  • evans.maluleke.1 - 2012-06-20 21:42

    Ntuli u such a moron baba,i curse da day u wre born. ur mama shuld have hanged u b4 u become an embarrasment to the nation. aint u ashame to be swati dat doesnt have morals in other ethnc. that total hogwash. m tsonga nd b proud to be tsonga, shove ur joke to ur swatis.

  • tseabelo - 2012-06-20 21:56

    Personally I don't believe God and Jesus are as sensitive as other people posting. I found this funny but not because I have less respect for the Tsonga/ community. I do understand however why the respective community feels offended and we need to respect their feelings.

  • rodney.sambo - 2012-06-21 00:59

    Whatever u can make to make fun of Tsongas, they're the best

  • FlordeParis - 2012-06-21 09:16

    I'm curious. Are all the SA citizens crazy, idiot, uneducated TALEBANS still living in the Christian Dark Age, or they just concentrate here? Take a joint, relax ... It's just satire for fun; enlighted civilizations allow for it.

      Yzeman Ntuthuko Somaqadasi Ngobese - 2013-09-11 18:46

      I couldn't have said it better. People need to relax a lil. They are so stark in 1 thing that has sparked wars all over world. Jeez man!!! What happened to sense of humor and beside if this is too much for them then do not watch. Not everybody is not open minded about things and as judgemental. Everybody is ready to cast everything against the guy, would it still be the same if it was about any other religion and tribe? Ag man, people need to live a lil...Thanx Florde but to answer you I'd say not all South African r. Quiet a number of us appreciate a good joke about anything and any1...Big ups to MDU!!!

  • Christine Mulder - 2012-06-21 13:56

    I don't know how anybody would watch this. This is a disgrace and a slap in all Christians faces! really, can't you think of anything better to do or show! Our God is a God of love , Hope , Joy and forgiveness. and this will certainly not be tolerated with!

      tseabelo - 2012-06-21 17:30

      Christine, I'm a Christian but this isn't a slap in my face. Honestly since God & Jesus understand the entire human race, trust me, they have really thick skins. They have handled it all since Adam & Eve wronged and they aren't about to breakdown because of this Ad.

  • lawrenma - 2012-06-21 19:08

    Our Lord is alive, and this skhokho man must be accountable for this foolish movie. We do not help God to fight his battle, but he does it himself. Politics and faith is not similar and should be treated as such. I know that there is no good things that should go unrewarded and no wrong thing that should go unpunished.people must stay away from foolishness and I will not watch foolishness,and also dstv has to think before they broadcast such movie.

  • Logan Porter - 2012-06-22 22:01

    Total waste of time. Shows you what rubbish people watch

  • khesanis.madlome - 2012-08-15 13:10

    you should find better things to laugh at. whether you have done it for Indians,zulus, xhosa and so on or not, as you claim it does n`t give you a license to make other people less human and to cartoon Jesus. may be you are not talking of Jesus Christ. did you ever make any cartoon of your people? if not,why? respect other people if you want it to be done unto you. WHO told you that you are SWati, ndebele, zulu or xhosa. are you sure of that? can you prove that you are not Shangani/Tsonga? here in Zim we have a lot of Ntulis and they are either Shangani or Ndau(shona). so be informed, otherwise you will cartoon your own. may be you don`t care. aredzi!i am proud to be Tsonga. i won`t wash my Tsonganess. lets play with other useless things not this one. salani kahle boti. i xinyori lexi

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