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June 23, 2009

CBC: Zapiro Has Been Served A Summons In Both Jacob Zuma Lawsuits


This CBC story profiling the award-winning cartoonist Jonathan "Zapiro" Shapiro and the lawsuits filed against him by current South African President Jacob Zuma contains some important from-his-perspective news, primarily that he has been served summons in both cases. This means the case is continuing to move forward despite recent overtures from the cartoonist, and although not scheduled at this time there's no reason to think it won't eventually be tried. The article also highlights Zapiro's side of the story in attractive, matter-of-fact terms: the cartoons in question -- including the famous rape of the justice system cartoon, above -- were simply strong expressions of political ideas he thinks are crucially important as the country moves forward.
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