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2008-09-21 18:00:12

Text of report by press release service of South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency [Statement Issued by the Democratic Alliance on the SAP PR Wire Service] 21 September 2008 President Mbeki made a dignified resignation speech. He used the opportunity to spell out the points of his Presidency for which he wishes to be remembered, and to differ with the opinion expressed by Judge Chris Nicholson in the judgment of 12 September 2008. This judgment gave the Jacob Zuma faction the...

2008-08-05 12:00:17

Text of report by non-profit South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency PIETERMARITZBURG Aug 5 Sapa Ruling party leader Jacob Zuma lashed out at the media in an address to his supporters outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday. Zuma, who will know on September 12 whether the court will scrap a graft case against him, spoke to his supporters mainly in isiZulu after Judge Chris Nicholson adjourned the hearing. He criticised the media for accusing him of using delaying...

2006-07-31 06:20:36

By Paul Simao PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (Reuters) - A South African judge on Monday postponed the graft trial of former Deputy President Jacob Zuma as defense lawyers called for the case to be dismissed. Judge Herbert Msimang said he needed time to study papers submitted by the prosecution in support of their call for a delay of several months and by the defense, which has called for a dismissal of the charges if the state is not prepared to proceed quickly with the case....

2006-07-28 10:01:29

By Paul Simao DURBAN (Reuters) - South African trade unionists and communists rallied on Friday to demand authorities drop corruption charges against former Deputy President Jacob Zuma. Zuma is set to stand trial on Monday in a case that could wreck or resurrect his presidential hopes. More than 1,000 members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) chanted "Our president in waiting" and "Drop the charges" as they marched...

2006-05-15 02:16:40

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Popular South African politician Jacob Zuma has been handed back his duties of deputy president of the ruling African National Congress a week after he was acquitted of rape charges, a newspaper reported. The daily Star newspaper reported on Monday that the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) decided to reinstate Zuma to his party role at a Sunday night meeting. It said the case had sharply divided the ANC. "ANC Deputy President Jacob Zuma will resume his...

2006-05-09 08:19:43

By Manoah Esipisu JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former Deputy President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday he was willing to run for election as South Africa's next president, wasting no time launching a political comeback attempt after his acquittal on rape charges. Zuma told a news conference he was immediately resuming his duties at the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which alone would decide whether to nominate him to succeed President Thabo Mbeki in 2009. "Personally over the years...

2006-05-08 10:00:52

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Buoyed by an acquittal in his high-profile rape case, South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma addressed thousands of cheering supporters on Monday urging them not to be cowed by those in power. "I thank you for not being frightened because you stood for the truth. No one should be intimidated because he's hated," Zuma told a crowd of several thousand jubilant supporters thronging the streets of downtown Johannesburg after his not-guilty verdict was...

2006-05-08 02:08:18

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African judge on Monday began delivering his verdict in the rape trial of former Deputy President Jacob Zuma as crowds of Zuma supporters chanted and danced outside the court proclaiming his innocence. Judge Willem van der Merwe, who under South Africa's non-jury trial system will decide the case, began what was expected to be a lengthy review of the evidence at 0700 GMT. The full verdict was expected to take several hours, capping a sensational trial...

2006-04-04 05:47:23

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma, who is fighting to save his political career, told his rape trial on Tuesday that he does not have HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. Zuma, who led the country's anti-AIDS campaign while in government, remains one of the country's most popular politicians despite facing the rape case and a corruption trial in July that could thrust him into political oblivion. He has denied raping a 31-year-old...

2006-03-29 09:04:27

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss a rape case against former Deputy President Jacob Zuma, a fresh blow for the onetime presidential frontrunner now fighting separate sex and graft scandals. Johannesburg High Court Judge Willem van der Merwe, ruling on a mid-trial defense bid to have the rape case dismissed due to lack of evidence, said the trial would continue because the charges may yet be proven. "The accused is therefore...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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