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Thu Jul 31 09:27:31 SAST 2014

Zuma cuts Zapiro claim by millions

Sapa | 25 October, 2012 00:51
President Jacob Zuma. File photo.
Image by: Foto24 / Bongiwe Gumede / Gallo Images

President Jacob Zuma has reduced his claim against cartoonist Zapiro from R4-million to R100000, media lawyer Dario Milo said yesterday.

He had also dropped a claim that Zapiro's Lady Justice rape cartoon harmed his dignity, said Milo, who represents the Sunday Times newspaper.

However, Zuma was still claiming the cartoon harmed his reputation.

The cartoon, depicting Zuma preparing to rape "Lady Justice", was published in the newspaper on September 7 2008.

Zuma started proceedings in December 2010 against Avusa (now Times Media), the cartoonist Jonathan "Zapiro" Shapiro and former Sunday Times editor Mondli Makhanya in a summons issued in the Johannesburg High Court.

He demanded R4-million from then Avusa, Makhanya and Shapiro for harming his dignity and damaging his reputation. He has now reduced the claim to R100000.

Zuma wanted an unconditional apology.

In the cartoon, Zuma - who was acquitted of a rape charge in 2006 - is shown loosening his trousers while since expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande and ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe hold Lady Justice down, saying: "Go for it, boss."

The matter is set to be heard on Monday.

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