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Posted by The Agonist on October 30th, 2012

From our partners at The Agonist

South African President Jacob Zuma has dropped his lawsuit against the local Sunday Times over a cartoon showing him about to rape the female symbol of justice. Zuma first sued for about $500,000, then cut his demand to a much lower amount and an apology, and after the cartoonist laughed at that offer Zuma finally quit the suit and agreed to pay a portion of the respondent’s legal fees. The cartoon, by satirist “Zapiro” aka Jonathan Shapiro, was published in 2008 before Zuma became president but after he was acquitted of rape and while he was up on corruption charges (he was acquitted). Cartoon is below. As to why the cartooned Zuma has a showerhead protruding from his skull: explanation here.

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