By Tamlyn Canham
Well-known painter Lebani ‘Rasta’ Sirenje is at it again. This time the funeral painter paid tribute to popular chef, Lesego Semenya.
Lesego passed away last week after battling COVID-19.
— Rasta The Artist (@RastaArtist) July 20, 2021
There were mixed reactions to Rasta’s latest celebrity painting. While some thought it did somewhat resemble Lesego, others felt it was a hot mess.
“Rasta I’m sure u see [ghosts] bcz every picture u [draw] it doesn’t [match]…” one tweep commented.
Rasta im sure u see ghost bcz every picture u drow it doesn’t mach… pic.twitter.com/svcOgeXyea
— Oscar Mukwevho (@oscar_mukwevho) July 20, 2021
Another Twitter user suggested that Rasta try drawing newborns because painting adults is not working out.
Try new borns you might do better.
— Phatiswa Esterhuizen (@PhatiswaE) July 20, 2021
“I think here you did well grootman,” the woman wrote.
Another tweep commented: “Well tried”
Lesego gave the best cuddles
Lesego was laid to rest last week Friday. His partner, Sisipho Gcanga, shared a touching tribute to her “angel” on Instagram.
“To my angel; thank you for the small things: the best cups of tea, the constant forehead kisses, making sure i always have honey, letting me wear your slippers even though it drove you mad,” she wrote after the funeral.
Sisipho says Lesego gave the best cuddles.
“First of all, this totally sucks because I told this guy that I’d prefer to die first and even though he didn’t agree to it, I thought he’d at least give me a few more decades, more trips, more DIY projects, more trips to builders and more of the best cuddles I’ve ever received.”
“I think I’ll be ok… I love you forever Mr Baby. Sweet dreams my angel. You can rest now.”
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Main image credit: Twitter/@RastaArtist