Convicted artist Zwelethu Mthethwa turned into a raging, out-of-control monster, probably as a result of a booze-fuelled blackout, the Western Cape High Court heard during pre-sentencing on Wednesday. And, according to a clinical psychologist, there was a great chance of rehabilitation, as Mthethwa had never shown signs of aggression or misogyny before.

”His considerable talents can be used in the service of the community at large,” clinical psychologist Martin Yodaiken testified, as he motivated that Mthethwa not be sentenced to the recommended 15 years in jail. ”A custodial sentence is unlikely to benefit him or society and will deprive society, NGOs, South Africa and the art world at large,” …read more

Image | Zwelethu Mthethwa at the High Court