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Zapiro is Jonathan Shapiro, a South African political cartoonist for the Mail & Guardian, the Sunday Times, and the Times, and the author of Call Mr. Delivery, The Hole Truth, The Last Sushi, and Pirates of Potokwane. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Publishers Association Freedom to Publish Prize, the Media Intitute of Southern Africa Press Freedom Award, the Mondi Shanduka Newspaper award for Graphic Journalism, and the Vodacom Cartoonist of the Year award.