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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...

2006-04-03 10:30:11

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma took the stand on Monday in his rape trial, launching a personal defence against charges that could explode his hopes of becoming the country's next president. Zuma, who remains one of South Africa's most popular politicians despite facing both the rape case and separate graft charges, said top officials had conspired to thwart his political career. He said his accuser -- a 31-year old AIDS...

2006-04-03 08:03:10

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma took the stand on Monday in his rape trial, launching a personal defense against charges that could explode his hopes of becoming the country's next president. Zuma, who remains one of South Africa's most popular politicians despite facing both the rape case and separate graft charges, said top officials had conspired to thwart his political career by pursuing the case. He said his accuser -- a...

2006-04-03 05:28:08

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma took the stand on Monday in his rape trial, suggesting the charges were part of a political plot designed to bury his hopes of becoming the next president. Zuma accused senior officials, including Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils, of being part of a secretive group working within the government and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to thwart his political career. Zuma, speaking in...

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...

2006-03-08 10:59:03

By Chris Thompson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The woman who accused South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma of rape said on Wednesday she was too paralyzed with fear to run away, cry out or tell him to stop forcing himself on her. The testimony of the 31-year-old woman, who cannot be named under South African law, came during a second day of cross-examination by the defense in a trial that could end the career of one of South Africa's most popular politicians. Zuma, once seen...

2006-03-08 08:26:52

By Chris Thompson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A woman who has accused South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma of rape said on Wednesday she never told him to stop having sex with her and had not cried out during the incident. The admission by the 31-year-old woman, who cannot be named under South African law, came during a second day of cross-examination in a trial that could end the career of one of South Africa's most popular politicians. Zuma, once seen as the frontrunner...

2006-03-07 10:25:09

By Chris Thompson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A woman who has accused South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma of rape was cross-examined on Tuesday as protesters burned her picture and shouted insults outside the court. On the second day of a trial that could end the career of one of South Africa's most popular politicians, the Johannesburg High Court ruled that defense lawyers would be allowed to quiz the woman on her sexual history. Zuma's defense lawyer Kemp J. Kemp raised...

2006-03-07 09:29:02

By Chris Thompson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African court ruled on Tuesday the sexual history of the woman accusing former Deputy President Jacob Zuma of rape could be presented at trial, dealing a blow to prosecutors in the politically-charged case. The Johannesburg High Court made its decision after prosecutors and lawyers had argued behind close doors over the admissibility of the 31-year-old accuser's sex life in the case, which threatens to derail the career of the...

2006-03-07 06:32:11

By Chris Thompson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African lawyers argued on Tuesday over whether to admit into evidence the sexual history of a woman who has accused former Deputy President Jacob Zuma of raping her. Defense lawyer Kemp J. Kemp told a Johannesburg court that he wanted to probe the 31-year-old accuser's sexual life to help show that her testimony was not credible in the case, which threatens to halt the career of the charismatic Zuma. Kemp's arguments and a response by...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'