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2005-12-11 05:39:34

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The home of the 31-year-old woman who has accused South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma of rape was broken into a few days after he was charged with the crime in court, police said on Sunday. Captain Gugu Sabela declined to confirm a newspaper report that the woman's home was vandalised -- which is not common -- or give details of the break-in, which happened early Friday morning at the township of KwaMashu just north of Durban. "I can confirm we...

2005-11-11 08:21:21

DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) - Security was tightened and some roads were closed in Durban on Friday ahead of a weekend court appearance by South Africa's former deputy president Jacob Zuma, who has been charged with corruption. Zuma supporters planned an overnight vigil on Friday for their hero, whose sacking by President Thabo Mbeki has opened up sharp divisions in the ruling African National Congress (ANC). "Durban police are bringing in reinforcements from outside the city....

2005-07-10 21:38:47

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Edmund Hillary, the first climber to conquer Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide, on Monday urged that the world's highest mountain be placed on the United Nations' list of endangered heritage sites because of the risks of climate change. Himalayan lakes are swelling from the runoff of melting glaciers, environmental campaigners warned as the 29th session of the U.N. Environmental, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee got under way...

2005-06-29 14:06:55

By Gordon Bell DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa's sackedDeputy President Jacob Zuma appeared in court on corruptioncharges on Wednesday and was immediately released on 1,000 rand($150) bail as the case was postponed to October. Hundreds of chanting supporters gathered outside the DurbanMagistrate's Court as Zuma -- still widely popular in theruling African National Congress -- arrived for the hearing ina case which has hobbled his chances of becoming president in2009. "The...


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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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