Zuma supporters burn picture of his accuser

By Time of article published Mar 7, 2006

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Supporters of former deputy president Jacob Zuma knelt to pray for him outside the Johannesburg High Court on Tuesday.

The praying supporters, mainly women, wore T-shirts with Zuma's image.

Earlier on Monday, a small group burnt A4 pages bearing the image of the woman who laid a rape charge against Zuma, calling her a "bitch".

"Burn this bitch," some shouted while burning the pages.

Others in the crowd sang, ululated and blew whistles.

There were about 50 supporters of Zuma outside the court, and more were arriving.

When one woman was asked where they had got the pages with the woman's image, one replied: "From her work."

The pages had the woman's name and surname, but Sapa cannot name her as identifying complainants in rape cases is prohibited by law. - Sapa

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