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Zuma sues Zapiro, Avusa for R5m

2010-12-14 08:24

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma is suing Avusa Media for R5 million for Zapiro's Lady Justice rape cartoon, The Times reported on Tuesday.

Zuma started proceedings against Avusa, the cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro and former Sunday Times editor-in-chief Mondli Makhanya in a summons issued in the High Court in Johannesburg on Friday.

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

The president, who was acquitted of a rape charge in 2006, was shown loosening his trousers while African National Congress Youth League leader Julius Malema, Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande and ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe look on, saying: "Go for it, boss."

The president said the cartoon was degrading and left him feeling humiliated, demanding R4 million from Avusa, Makhanya and Shapiro and a further R1 million for damaging his reputation.

The Presidency did not want to comment to The Times and were not immediately available when Sapa tried to get comment on Tuesday morning.

Sunday Times attorney Eric van der Berg said the lawsuit was unexpected.

"We are surprised to receive this almost two years down the track. That is all we have to say at this stage."

Sunday Times editor Ray Hartley said it was "sad" that a political figure "can sue over a cartoon".

Shapiro told The Times that he "fully" stood behind his cartoon and the views expressed in it.

"I will not allow the president to intimidate me," he said.

Comments
  • MaLemmer - 2010-12-14 08:27

    You bloody agent. Don't touch my junk!

      D-Man - 2010-12-14 09:22

      Don't you mean your studio?

      Baggus - 2010-12-14 15:15

      yes, i also think it is "Don't touch me on my studio"

      Ponkie - 2010-12-15 10:11

      Welcome to the Banana Republic of Souf Efrica, he is simply trying to do as his uncle Bob across the border in "his Zimbabwe ruins."

  • Ockert - 2010-12-14 08:31

    Running short on money ??

      Trêvhir - 2010-12-14 08:53

      Many wives and kids!!!!!!!!!!!Overheads soaring

      poolboy - 2010-12-14 09:10

      I thought the exact same thing!!

      Athlone-Lady - 2010-12-14 09:53

      Of course he is running out of money... 20 - 30 kids- that's a lot of mouth to feed. Also he needs to build an Airport near his Homestead/Kraal - Nkandla in KZN - the Department of Public Enterprises must be running out of money if they can't bankroll that part of the Renovations to his ever-expanding Homestead.

      DeonL - 2010-12-14 10:05

      Zuma wants some money to retire, but he will never have enough! Some people don't know how to work with money, just how to spend it.

      Ina - 2010-12-14 10:58

      Elections coming up needs bribes

      tltshuma - 2010-12-14 12:04

      Why R5m?!!!!!! That's a lot o commonless sense.

      John - 2010-12-14 12:42

      Did you see the sizes of his wives? They need a lot of food, ek sê!

      Jacobus - 2010-12-14 16:43

      We all will pull in some R10 each and Shapiro wont feel the pinch. In fact, we will all put R100 and Shapiro can snipe away at Zume as he like.

      lean - 2010-12-14 20:19

      Hey, Shapiro set up a donation website for you...I will send some money...

      Bratt - 2010-12-15 09:13

      Dont be silly. No way he is running short of money. We pay for his wives and kids. His taxi-driver nephew just 'bought' mines and signed deals with Chinese and Koreans. We pay for his wives and kids. We pay for his lawsuits and every legal circus he is involved in. We pay for his wife and kids. You get the idea.

      Bratt - 2010-12-15 09:22

      Oh... and not to forget the wiped R1.1 billion for Cuba. Knowing our shrewd President, he is getting something out of that...

      ligte - 2010-12-16 08:20

      i will definitely send a buffel or two

  • Perfume - 2010-12-14 08:31

    "I will not allow the president to intimidate me," he said......stick to your guns Zapiro

      DajjalSlayer - 2010-12-14 12:15

      Zapiro have been a bad boy, someone must just teach him a lesson, last he draw a Prophet and i didnot see your comment! If he sticks to his guns, President Zuma will bring the bigger Guns! I support Mr Zuma on this one... This guy insulted the President. He also insulted my religion!

      Perfume - 2010-12-14 12:52

      I would of commented on your comment, but one thing I know for certain there is a saying that goes NEVER ARGUE WITH A FOOL, FOR KNOW ONE WILL KNOW WHO IS THE BIGGER FOOL AMONGST THE 2!!!!!!!!!!

      Perfume - 2010-12-14 12:55

      I would of commented on your comment, but one thing I know for certain there is a saying that goes NEVER ARGUE WITH A FOOL, FOR KNOW ONE WILL KNOW WHO IS THE BIGGER FOOL AMONGST THE 2!!!!!!!!!!

      lean - 2010-12-14 20:21

      I will not allow the rapist to intimidate me...My guess is that what he meant///

      stephanie.gaddin - 2010-12-15 08:23

      @DajjalSlayer - Grow up man - he insults everyone's religions . If you believe in the ridiculous then you must be prepared to be ridiculed. All religion dude - not just your very special 'mine-is-right' religion.

      Corry - 2010-12-15 12:20

      @ Dajjal slayer Dude your religion does more to insult itself than any cartoon ever could. "Religion of peace" so fkn peacefull you stone woman who get raped for "honour". Anyone commiting apostacy gets beheaded. ANyone who doesn't accept YOUR religion should be put to the sword. So I don't care one iota if you feel aggrieved about your pathetic excuse for oppression. p.s. I feel exactly the same for ALL other religions as well. They are purely man made and a tool for total oppression.

      TruthSeeka - 2010-12-15 15:47

      @Correy..too much CNN and BBC news for you..try google and find out true Islam if you have two minutes to spare in all this hatred you spew out. 1/3 of this planet is Muslim..live with it..soon at least one of your family members will be following this religion you hate so much. Nobody will be putting a gun to their head either..they would have discovered the truth inspite of all this crap the media publishes on Islam. Zapiro is your brother in action.

      exocist - 2010-12-15 17:58

      TO DAJJAL SLAYER AND THOSE THAT ARE SESITIVE ABOUT THEIR RELIGION DO YOU FOR ONE SECOND THINK THAT ALMIGHTY GOD NEEDS YOU OR ANY OF US PUNY HUMANS TO PROTECT HIM OR HIS WORD, HE HAS SURVIVED CENTURIES WITHOUT OUR HELP AND PROTECTION HE HAS SURVIVED THRU THE OLD TESTAMENT THU THE NEW TESTAMENT THRU ROMAN RULE THRU CATHOLIC INQUISITION THU COMUNIST RULE HE WILL SURVIVE THRU THIS GODLESS AGE WHERE WE DON,T ALLOW HIM IN OUR SCHOOLS EVEN, HE WILL SURVIVE ETERNALLY LONG AFTER THIS EARTH IS GONE WHY IS ISLAM SO SENSITIVE THAT THEY THREATEN THEIR FOLLOWERS WITH DEATH IF THEY CHANGE RELIGIONS I STAND TO BE CORRECTED BUT I'VE YET TO MEET SOMEONE WHO WAS A MUSLIM AND ADOPTED ANOTHER RELIGION THRU HIS OWN CHOICE IN THE BEGINING MAN THRU DISOBEYING GOD WAS GIVEN THE POWER OF CHOICE,TO LIVE HIS WAY OR DIE FOREVER, AFTER THIS LIFE/TRIAL THAT HE HAS GIVEN US, THE CHOICE IS EVERY MANS NOT ANY FAITHS

      TruthSeeka - 2010-12-15 19:01

      Quran 2:256 There is no compulsion in religion, for the right way is clearly from the wrong way. Whoever therefore rejects the forces of evil and believes in God, he has taken hold of a support most unfailing, which shall never give way, for God is All Hearing and Knowing. Any other lies you want me to address?? if not I suggest you bigots go and actually open the Quran and read..not verses out of context from another hater. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZKiyAu1Y6o&feature=related

      Jamesons - 2010-12-15 23:54

      And take up Jihad, boooom

      Worldwise - 2010-12-16 09:16

      Hey Truth Seeka, I don't believe in God. Any God. Yours, The Jewish or the Christians one or even the flying spaghetti monster (Google it). So Quran 2:256 or any other verses in your 7th century desert dwellers users manual don't apply to me, got it? Yours is a religion of peace? Ha! Is that why a women gets killed for adultery and the guy walks off free? Great sense of justice that. Suggest you guys sort out the mosque suicide bombings between the Sunni's and Shi-ites before preaching to us about peace. We won't mention the nutcase Wahabs that won't even allow women to drive a car.

  • Hendrik - 2010-12-14 08:32

    Rather concentrate on doing your job Mr president.

      Ina - 2010-12-14 10:51

      What is a job ? Hendrik

  • Kenko - 2010-12-14 08:35

    Maybe Mr. President only now became aware of the cartoon - someone must have explained exactly what was depicted. Anyway, how can anyone damage his reputation more than he has himself already?

      Paul Rimbaul - 2010-12-14 10:30

      Well put.

      taf.jizz - 2010-12-14 10:47

      Rofl. So it took 2 years to understand it.

      genet - 2010-12-14 11:53

      Correct. How can anyone damage his reputation more than he has himself already????????

      Radrodent - 2010-12-14 12:04

      I agree with you. How the hell can Zuma say that his reputation has been damaged. If the shoe (cartoon) fits, wear it.

      lean - 2010-12-14 20:24

      What was Malema prosecuted for???I mean, Zooma at least could of guest...LoL

  • wolf - 2010-12-14 08:37

    The idiocy of the presidency continues to astound. To dig this issue up so far down the line will give the cartoon a new lease of life and make people remember Zuma's corruption woes. Yes, he did rape the justice system. He'll be retried in the press and again be found guilty by public opinion.

      John - 2010-12-14 12:43

      Dajjal - wake up and smell the rotten enviroment of corruption, crime and stupidity! You are part of the problem!

      Dr. Zeek - 2010-12-14 14:55

      Ignore DajjalSlayer: he just secretly harbours desire for white women, alcohol and pork. (and the occasional farm animal - preferably a camel))

      Digit - 2010-12-14 15:41

      Dajjal ..... I pity you. Really I do. Sure not all was well in SA before 1994. No one will contest what you are saying there. But to then say that it was they who made your people sick ... only someone with sh*t for brains would say that. You even ignore your basic culture ... tribalism which is the same as feudalism ( something the "settler" ancestors grew out of in the a few centuries before bringing civilization to Africa). Tribalism is more corrupt, savage and bloodthirsty than you seem to recall. Stupidity is forever .... this is why I pity you !!

      Jason - 2010-12-14 15:57

      Dajjal, that is THE SINGLE MOST RACIST COMMENT I HAVE EVER HEARD!!! "your people"!?!? What "people"? And WTF do the ex-inmate Aussies have to do with white South Africans!? Have you ever looked at a history book in your life? Every single race in South Africa has a history with blood on their hands ... GET OVER IT AND LIVE IN THE 21st CENTURY! If you are such a racist the you want "my people" to leave, then why don't YOU pack up and go somewhere where there are hardly any of "my people" ... like the DRC or Sierra Leone. You are a racist and people like you keep the problems of the old South Africa alive and you make me sick!

      lean - 2010-12-14 20:26

      DajjalSlayer - is your name Zooma in real life?

  • Darwinian - 2010-12-14 08:37

    so the lady justice can be raped with my new golden showerhead...786 (read fraud)times!!!!

  • alma - 2010-12-14 08:39

    Well done Shapiro ! The truth shall prevail by hook or by crook !

      Picasso - 2010-12-14 12:50

      DajjalSlayer, the only idiot here is you.

      dracolusus - 2010-12-14 13:49

      @DajjalSlayer The only idiot here is you, take your force fed beliefs and choke on them. Raised to be stupid, taught to be nothing at all but a hate monger with no tolerance for anyone else's view but your own.

      Afrikaner100 - 2010-12-14 20:24

      @DajjalSlayer ..... idiot!!!

      Bratt - 2010-12-15 09:16

      Why delete the original comment and leave responses to it??

      zemoch - 2011-01-18 14:45

      suuuuuuup?

  • ir8m8 - 2010-12-14 08:40

    And he will win, he ownes the courts

      Paul Rimbaul - 2010-12-14 10:34

      You are so right as his part in the Arms Deal fiasco proved

      zemoch - 2010-12-14 13:00

      agreed

  • Adrian - 2010-12-14 08:42

    What reputation

      Lekabisto - 2010-12-14 12:22

      ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! thats EXACTLY what I thought, what reputation?????

  • fortune.mabasa - 2010-12-14 08:42

    First and foremost, president Zuma is a citizen of this country. His presidency is a privilage afforded to him by the millions of South Africans that voted the ANC into power. He has every right to exercise every provisionb of any law to protect his dignity. Being a president does not mean that you automaticaly become a lesser important citizen of the republic.

      GT - 2010-12-14 08:58

      And the reverse also applies. But you forget one thing. As president he is a public figure that should (and is) held up to far more scrutiny. Have you ever seen Obama suing a newspaper for a cartoon. Go and google Obama cartoons and you will see how a President in a free country who respects his citizens constitutional rights behaves.

      James1 - 2010-12-14 09:00

      Being persident also comes with a responsibility to face criticism from the media for your actions. Ask what flak the NP got from Zapiro and Evita Bezuidenhout. Why should Zuma be spared just cause he is black. There are no double standards here except from the Balck community.

      Viv - 2010-12-14 09:02

      Ja ja ja whatever buddy. Zuma has no dignity. And being president doesnt allow him to do whatever he likes whenever he likes and get away with crimes.

      mba - 2010-12-14 09:02

      Er, Fortune, maybe you should send this to Zuma himself. It seems he has forgotten the principle that as President, one needs to conduct oneself with dignity – not as a raging polygamist with 6 wives, three fiancés and 23 (and counting) children. It also not cool to parade around in loin cloths and then tell civilized countries how to conduct themselves! Zuma has lost all dignity without the help of Zapiro.

      Judge DREAD - 2010-12-14 09:14

      Id like to see you tell ZUMA that because he and his cronies obviously think they are FAR MORE SUPERIOR than the rest of us normal average citizens. WHAT DIGNITY mabasa?, do you pay attention to what goes on around you or are you also on the money-milking gravy train so you actually like the fact that your master is stealing everyones money for their own personal wealth.

      April - 2010-12-14 09:22

      Being president means that he should be setting an example for the people of this country, and what he is doing is actually very dangerous to our right to freedom of speech and dangerous for the media as a whole. In my opinion he should be turning the other cheek and rather disprove the cartoon by doing a darn good job of running our country and irradicating the corruption and crime. Stop deflecting us from the important issues Mr President!

      bill - 2010-12-14 09:38

      In which civilised country would a made of such low moral fibre , accused of rape and fraud , be elected president?

      darkblood04 - 2010-12-14 09:38

      Being president also means that you're supposed to be a leading example to the people that voted you into power. This is plain and simple suppression of freedom of speech just like that new Protection of Information Act is - in fact, I believe him suing is in pursuance of the same objective as that proposed legislation. If you want a dictatorship then say you want a dictatorship. Don't preach democracy and democratic principles and then squash people's liberties such as the freedom to express themselves. Forgive me if I am wrong but isn't that what he and his predecessors in the ANC fought for and many died for? Isn't that what many of our forefathers were exiled for and estranged from their families for? Isn't that what our past activists were imprisoned for and many killed for in police custody? This is a pure reversal of everything that bloodshed and misery achieved for our nation.

      stephanjvv - 2010-12-14 09:48

      Is he going to pay his legal team from his own pocket? I very much doubt it. The tax payers will pay for it, again. By not paying for it himself, he is not doing this as a normal citizen of South Africa and your point lost the grounds you are basing it on.

      Lauren - 2010-12-14 09:57

      Double standards prevail. If you are black, it would seem that it's hands off where criticism and media commentary is concerned. It would appear as though a patronising attitude is preferred. Don't look at me funny, cause I'm black...just smile politely at me, else I'm going to cry and call you racist. You see it all over. Jump up and down at the merest whiff off criticism. Man up people!

      mpanzame - 2010-12-14 10:04

      Dont be misgiuded brother - they are filling head with their lies - the president should let this go

      SuperCal - 2010-12-14 11:37

      I think your real name is Julias Malema.....what hope has our beautiful country got when its population think that its wrong to criticize the politicians....you are a true peanut

      desterhuyse - 2010-12-14 12:12

      And how if not with bribery is he going to prove his dignity was damaged, with how many wifes, children out of wedlock etc etc etc.....

      PB - 2010-12-14 13:28

      Fortune - being a president means that his behaviour should be so much better than the general public's. Instead he hides behind the "cultcha" thing to allow him to 'steek' every woman who looks his way. At least Lady Justice can not get pregnant, otherwise South Africa would have to pay for yet another bunch of brats fathered by your idol. Unfortunately respect is earned, not demanded. Act like a gutter rat, and people will think of you as a gutter rat.

      Ned Ludd - 2010-12-14 14:41

      The post of president is NOT a privilege. The president is not the official and enforceable idol of the people. The president is the butler of the people, i.e. the foreman of their servants. His attitude should accordingly be one of a servant. His reaction to Zapiro and his cartoon should be, "Very good, sir."

      Afrikaner100 - 2010-12-14 20:35

      @Fortune.mabasa... Your prezident is a rapist, fat cat that only looks after his many fat wifes and commie tjomme. The reality is that he has NO DIGNITY left. He is an idiot...

      hemant230778 - 2010-12-15 09:27

      Being a president means you become a public figure answerable to the public and open to criticism. Zapiro is a satirist and his medium is cartoons. Caricature by definition is an emphasis on the public perception and is not meant to be taken literally. In fact using the ANC term, it is taken "out of context". Bt becoming a president you officially declare open season on yourself!

  • Hippocrates - 2010-12-14 08:42

    If the presidents case is a success...It is going to set a very dangerous precedent....the media will be scared to really say what they think, economists, professors etc will also be timid in thier analysis...and most importantly so will all of us who comment on news websites and the sorts...

      GT - 2010-12-14 10:36

      Zama - you mean those who write without thinking like you! Who will protect you when you decide to write something against the government/ president of the day. Just be careful what you wish for!

      bill - 2010-12-14 10:52

      Zama , so I'm not allowed to critisise this amoral oaf who is paid with public money? Elect someone with integrity and honesty and I'll back off-oh I just remembered- you only have a bunch of scumbags jockeying for power.

      zumalema - 2010-12-14 13:31

      Zama has left the building - Thanks new 24

      BLACKsoWHAT! - 2010-12-14 13:53

      It may also require ppl to think and re-think what they say and do, the media cannot have carte blanche to do or say whatever it wants.

      141mat - 2010-12-14 15:16

      We need people like Zapiro, even if he is wrong at least they (ANC) know that someone is watching. Someone that is not scared of what people say. This has happened before and it will happen again.

      Sizwe - 2010-12-14 16:34

      Everything has its limit, even free speech must be limited to protect individual rights, dignity being one of these. We should be careful not to create an impression that cartoonists and the media can do as they please without taking due considerations of individuals and their concomitant rights, that in itself is also a consideration and you have conveniently overlooked it. The President is actually using the correct means to air his grievance; the courts. He should be allowed to be heard in an impartial court which will decide on the validity of his claim.

      Templar - 2010-12-14 18:11

      @BlacksoWhat. Absolutely right sunshine...but neither can the prez or his buddies, despite what they think.

      lean - 2010-12-14 20:30

      BLACKsoWHAT! Thanks God we have Youtube...And catch me if you can Ha Ha Ha...

  • ekkerd - 2010-12-14 08:43

    But he did rape the justice system! All this will do is create a massive retaliation of Zuma cartoons all over the web. Yes Mr president, you should feel humiliated because you FAIL as a president. It's been how many years since this cartoon was published???? The R5mil is probably going to Julius so he can party some more.

  • kjac - 2010-12-14 08:43

    Mr President, Zapiro nor the cartoon humiliated you. This you did and still do without any help. Very sucessfully.

      genet - 2010-12-14 11:59

      Thankyou

      April - 2010-12-14 17:45

      Perfect!

  • wjsmit - 2010-12-14 08:45

    Foeitog Mr President. Soek jy weer geld?

  • Voltage - 2010-12-14 08:45

    Did he just catch the cartoon now .. .2 years after seeing it ... maybe Zapiro should have coloured it in for him.

      lean - 2010-12-14 20:33

      Funny...

      Shadoz - 2010-12-15 15:30

      he already did..

  • Neil_Murray - 2010-12-14 08:45

    Not very presidential, Mr Zuma

      gmck21 - 2010-12-14 09:18

      DEFINATLY NOT AN MMPHH KINDA PRODUCT

  • katman - 2010-12-14 08:46

    Zuma reckons his shagging lady justice was 100% consensual.

      Ms-Kaye - 2010-12-14 13:44

      Hahahahaha!!! Brilliant!

  • Fision - 2010-12-14 08:47

    Truth hurts! Doesn't it "Mr President"?

  • Moersteen - 2010-12-14 08:47

    So R5m will make JZ feel less humiliated & degraded? Sounds like a neat excuse to pocket some more cash. Political hyenas indeed.

  • Robin - 2010-12-14 08:48

    Backing you all the way Zapiro! EPIC FAIL Zuma.

  • Monde - 2010-12-14 08:48

    "we are 1 antret an 1 pesent behynt mpresident Jeykhob Zoooma"- Julius Malema

      SA1 - 2010-12-14 11:12

      it is the revolutionaries and imperrrriaaalists the DA that Zapiro is drawing for - viva zanu pf viva!!

      exocist - 2010-12-14 16:11

      WHY CANT JEW NOT GIVE DEM DA UDDER NINE PERCENTS

      Barbara - 2010-12-14 18:54

      Go home Baas Ted ........ hahahaha

  • rethan - 2010-12-14 08:51

    Zapiro for President!

  • preshengovender69 - 2010-12-14 08:52

    The pen is mightier then the shower

      Tigra - 2010-12-14 11:30

      LOL

  • riaanmas - 2010-12-14 08:54

    Zuma has to pay school fees in the New Year.

      anifer - 2010-12-14 09:13

      No riaanmas, Zuma doesn't pay the school fees. We do, with our taxes!

      Pierewiet - 2010-12-14 09:19

      Hehehe!

      green_goblin - 2010-12-14 09:34

      LOL

      wer.pretorius - 2010-12-14 16:24

      Barely enough private school fees for his 21 kids for High School... I think he wants a house for when he loses the presidency...

      lean - 2010-12-14 20:35

      He is building something privet for 72 million... Maybe he owns 5 mln to the contractors...

  • Anton - 2010-12-14 08:56

    surely you need to have a reputation for it to be damaged.......me thinks that ZOOOOMA has found another coach on the gravy train to plunder

  • the rock - 2010-12-14 08:56

    What is the problem with the president? That rape depicted by the picture is not like the one you went to court for. that was not a rape, you proved that in the court of law. It is about refusing to go to court to answer corruption charges. Where is Shabir?

  • Jimmyfuse - 2010-12-14 08:57

    "and a further R1 million for damaging his reputation........" BAWHAHAHAHAAHAH!!!! you did that on you own you moronic imbecile!! Zuma,rather distance yourself from the peasant Malema and maybe you'll do something positive to your reputation.

      PB - 2010-12-14 13:42

      JZ, Juliaaaas does not have a good influence on you, best you stay away from bad friends - listen to mommy now. You do not want to make your name ass even more that you have already done yourself.

  • Viv - 2010-12-14 08:58

    Hate to break it you you Zuma but your reputation was damaged way, way before this cartoon was printed. ANd the funniest part of it all is that you damaged your own reputation, not a silly cartoon. Plus why are you only suing now - shame are christmas presents for all the wives and hundreds of children getting a bit expensive so you need some more cash. Truth hurts doesnt it Zuma. Viva Shapiro - we look forward to the next cartoon depiciting the real status of our thieving, raping, stealing, uneducated, law breaking and pathetic government

      Gandalf - 2010-12-14 18:57

      Well said, Viv. I couldn't have said it better.

      lean - 2010-12-14 20:36

      Even Malema did not want to vote for him...

  • pietlombard1 - 2010-12-14 08:58

    ZTUPIDITY HAS NO END!!!!!

  • Trêvhir - 2010-12-14 09:01

    Whack him comrade presidente. Do not let him expose your IQ in public. Hide it with the NEW SECRECY act. If you battle ask maaam Sisulu, she's an expert!

  • Jozee - 2010-12-14 09:02

    Very weak from Zumy, maybe he feels guilty and maybe he was only reading that paper from 2 years ago now. In 2 years time he will know whats going on in the country today! Another brilliant act from the President!!

  • Liezel - 2010-12-14 09:02

    almost 2 years later ... wtf?

      Barbara - 2010-12-14 19:03

      He only understood 2 years later ... or found the paper in his toilet wanted to wipe his arse and saw .. hey, can make some money, sue Zapiro

  • mpanzame - 2010-12-14 09:04

    Eish - With his new found love from Wonderboy ishwa malema impisi- our Honrable first gentlemen can now enrich himself further - legally. If we cant have a free press , lets have a poor press.

  • AJ - 2010-12-14 09:04

    It is impossible to cause 1 million rand of damage to this reputation.

      Paul Rimbaul - 2010-12-14 10:39

      He's done it himself for free

  • JAY-SA - 2010-12-14 09:05

    WELL DONE MR PRESIDENT ... keep our memeories alive. We shall not forget what a moron you are !

  • Don - 2010-12-14 09:08

    Need a cold shower Mr. President?

  • Vandie - 2010-12-14 09:08

    Why after all this time or is it because the truth, which hurts, has only now sunk in!

  • kingswing69 - 2010-12-14 09:08

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH DUMBASS IF BRAIN DEAD JULIAS CAN SAY WHAT HE WANTS WHY CANT ZAPIRO

      Christo - 2010-12-14 09:37

      Ex-freakin-actly!

      Honeybabe - 2010-12-14 12:07

      my thought exactly...

      PB - 2010-12-14 13:44

      Take that JZ!!!

      THH - 2010-12-15 16:19

      Get This Man A Bell!!!

  • semaj - 2010-12-14 09:09

    What we did not hear at the time was whether Mr president also took a pee in the shower to cleanse his urethra of any potential bugs. Go for that as well Zapiro!

  • willjam1 - 2010-12-14 09:09

    Another chapter in the SA soap opera. How sad that the president of this country does not have the capacity to handle the humour of a cartoon in a newspaper. Now the poor guy feels humiliated. How do you put a price on humiliation? I was once called "stupid" in public by an old lady that was obviously senile and I feel humiliated to this day, 5 years later. If I take the time I waste on self reflection and feeling depressed because the old bag pointed out that I'm stupid and multiply that by my average hourly wage, I should sue her for at least R1million and add another R1million because it was in public and now all my friends and a few strangers know that I'm stupid. I hope Zapiro creates an excellent cartoon of this non-event so that I can sue him as well.

  • mal.emmer - 2010-12-14 09:09

    Zuma does not mind having all the dirt on him dragged through the courts over and over. Must be very hard up (pun intended.)

  • liezel - 2010-12-14 09:10

    almost 2 years later - wtf?

  • Krush - 2010-12-14 09:10

    Shapiro should be president.

  • liezel - 2010-12-14 09:10

    after almost 2 years - wtf?

  • Vees - 2010-12-14 09:11

    Zapiro for president!! He's got a whole lot more kahoonas than most men I know....

      Logic_Bomb - 2010-12-14 11:04

      you mean cojones...

  • awwgee - 2010-12-14 09:11

    whos is going to pay for these legal fees for std3's claim? Scary part is that std3 and anc have the courts in their pockets, so std3 will probably win this case. std3 and the anc are a disgrace to this beautiful country!!!!

  • Parko - 2010-12-14 09:14

    2 Years later ? Peanut head sure is slow !

  • Big Mouth - 2010-12-14 09:14

    I get arrested, beaten and have charges trumped up against me (including sexual assault), because a cops girlfriend came onto me. The cops were exposed in court of colluding and manufacturing evidence and false charges to cover up their assault on me. I get R25k from the cops as reparation. But Zuma must get R5Mill.... ha ha, is he so special.

      Tshifhiwa - 2010-12-14 09:28

      Yes he is special, he is your President for as long as you are a South Africa, that makes him special idiot.

      stephanjvv - 2010-12-14 10:09

      "..., that makes him a special idiot." You forgot the "a".

      stephanjvv - 2010-12-14 10:13

      "..., that makes him a special idiot." You forgot the "a".

      Radrodent - 2010-12-14 12:33

      Looks like Tshithiwa can't use grammar correctly either.

      Picasso - 2010-12-14 12:54

      No Tshifhiwa, he is your president, I for sure did not vote for an idiot like him.

      141mat - 2010-12-14 15:23

      @Tshifhiwa, hey bud just a question. Why does that make him so special. I would rather have a decent conversation with you than him. Thats one thing the ANC should learn, they are no more special than ANYONE in RSA. Simple.

      Afrikaner100 - 2010-12-14 20:39

      Tshifhiwa - my life complete...another ANC idiot.

      Euphoria - 2010-12-15 00:29

      special in die kop ja!

      exocist - 2010-12-16 19:27

      TSHIFHIWA IS A MASTER OF THE INGLLEES LANGUAGE, PROBABILY GOT A DEGREE IN ENGLISH. YOU'LL BE SURPRISED HOW EASY IT IS TO GET INTO THESE WATERED DOWN UNIVERSITIES NOW

  • theStained - 2010-12-14 09:15

    no need to blame the cartoonist for humiliation...you do a pretty good job yourself Mr President