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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Ranjeni Munusamy.]

Former president Jacob Zuma’s last full media briefing was on May 5 2014. It was an ANC media breakfast prior to the last national elections, and because it was at the height of campaign season, Zuma was quite generous with his time.

The briefing was a few weeks after the public protector’s report on Nkandla was released so it was necessary for the ANC to do damage control.

The question and answer session was so intense that Zuma  inadvertently disclosed that his wife had been raped at the homestead. It happened while Zuma was an MEC in KwaZulu-Natal. He said the incident necessitated the first round of security upgrades at his home.

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