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Thursday 21 August 2014

Zuma drops his lawsuit over satirical cartoon

Published 29/10/2012 | 05:00

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At issue was a cartoon by Jonathan 'Zapiro' Shapiro which showed Mr Zuma unbuttoning his trousers while his cronies hold down Lady Liberty and urge him to "go on boss".

South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, has dropped a lawsuit against the country's most celebrated political cartoonist, writes Daniel Howden.

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At issue was a cartoon by Jonathan 'Zapiro' Shapiro which showed Mr Zuma unbuttoning his trousers while his cronies hold down Lady Liberty and urge him to "go on boss".

The climbdown by the president comes as he is engulfed in a media storm over public money used in the improvement of his rural homestead and a possible challenge to his leadership of the ruling party. (© Independent News Service)

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