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News in brief - Date: 31 July 2021
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 816
Fhatuwani “Fhatu” Muladi, a cartoonist from Louis Trichardt, has an exceptional way of expressing his views on the current social, economic, and political affairs in South African.
Keeping up with the world around him, this talented artist draws cartoons on various topical matters that he portrays in a comical manner that people understand and can relate to.
“Drawing cartoons has been my passion since my primary school days,” said Fhatu, who had obtained a diploma in Graphic Design from Tshwane University of Technology. He believes that cartoon making plays an important role, as he can use this art form to evoke emotions and create further debate on societal matters. “My cartoons are mostly based on trending events, especially politics and other major happenings in the media,” he said.
When asked if he had any personal views on the recent looting incidents in Gauteng and KZN, Fhatu replied: “I am against the looting that took place in our country, as it had a very negative impact on our economy. As a result, many businesses have closed, and many people have lost their jobs.”
His clients include individuals interested in digital art, as well as businesses, since he also does graphic design. “I think my art has proved to be viable because of its relevance,” he said.
Fhatu Muladi is available Facebook (Fhatu Muladi) and Instagram (@ _fhatumuladi and @creativemoon_za). He can be reached on Tel 071 991 4862.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.