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'Hands off our president': Why Zuma's charges haven't nixed his support
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
In a cramped courtroom Friday morning, former South African president Jacob Zuma sat in the dock and listened quietly as the teams of lawyers in front of him asked to postpone his corruption trial for six more weeks to finish preparing their cases. For many South Africans, however, this simple moment was also a deeply symbolic one. For some, watching their former president appear in court to answer to charges of corruption, money-laundering, and racketeering is proof positive that their young democracy is capable of holding its leaders responsible for their misdeeds. read more


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