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Vol 50 No 17

Published 28th August 2009

South Africa

Suing the messenger

Jacob Zuma rarely hides his distaste of journalists - particularly those who ridiculed his presidential ambitions and his political commitment - and his supporters rail against media enemies who portrayed him as a populist buffoon. His landslide election allows him to claim the people's support and he styles himself a defender of free speech, but he has several libel actions pending against South African journalists.

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