Jacob Zuma http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21317/all en Zulu king enrages gay community http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/wanderlust/zulu-king-enrages-gay-community <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Goodwill Zwelithini, king of the Zulu tribe in South Africa, called gay people “rotten.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iva Roze Skoch </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Perhaps only in South Africa can a leader deliver a homophobic speech wearing a leopard fur outfit and have people take him seriously.</p> <p> Which is exactly what happened Jan. 21, during the celebrations of the 133rd anniversary of the Battle of Isandlwana near Dundee.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.iol.co.za/mercury/king-s-speech-alarms-gays-1.1219002">According to The Witness newspaper</a>, Goodwill Zwelithini, the ruling king of the Zulu tribe, said the following about homosexuality:</p> <blockquote><p> &ldquo;This is something new within the Zulu nation and it needs to be condemned. No matter who you are, if you are doing it, you are rotten.&rdquo;</p> </blockquote> <p> The Royal Household later issued a statement saying it was &ldquo;shocked and dismayed&rdquo; by the &ldquo;reckless translation&rdquo; [from Zulu], <a href="http://www.iol.co.za/mercury/king-s-speech-alarms-gays-1.1219002">The Mercury reported</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p> His majesty was apparently only remarking about today&rsquo;s rampant sexual abuse:</p> <blockquote><p> &quot;During the good olden days, our forefathers dedicated their lives for the good of the nation. Men would go for months in the battles to fight the enemies without their wives but did not harass each other sexually and there were no cases of rape of women,&rdquo; he reportedly said. &ldquo;Nowadays, you even have men who rape other men. This is a clear sign of moral decay. We condemned those involved &ndash; no matter who you are.&rdquo;</p> </blockquote> <p> Homosexuality, of course, is not a new phenomenon in the Zulu culture, otherwise there probably wouldn&rsquo;t even be a Zulu word for gay people:&nbsp;inkonkoni.</p> <p> And it&rsquo;s certainly not the first time a Zulu leader has gone on a homophobic rampage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/wanderlust/zulu-king-enrages-gay-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> gay Goodwill Zwelithini Homosexuality inkonkoni Jacob Zuma unqingili  Zulu South Africa Wanderlust Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Iva Roze Skoch 5688633 at http://www.globalpost.com South African court allows Jacob Zuma corruption case review http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120320/jacob-zuma-corruption-case-review-allowed-court-decision JOHANNESBURG — A South African court ruled today that President Jacob Zuma's corruption case can be reviewed.<p><a 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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120422/jacob-zuma-wedding-bongi-ngema-nkandla-photos JOHANNESBURG — South African President Jacob Zuma has married long-time fiancee Bongi Ngema, making her his fourth wife during two days of lavish ceremonies.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120422/jacob-zuma-wedding-bongi-ngema-nkandla-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma Politics Culture & Lifestyle South Africa Sun, 22 Apr 2012 17:03:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5701354 at http://www.globalpost.com Richard Mdluli, South African spy boss, 'shifted' after claims of political interference http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120510/richard-mdluli-shifted-not-suspended-corruption-allegations The failure to suspend Mdluli, or to acknowledge the allegations against him, has caused a firestorm of criticism in South Africa.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120510/richard-mdluli-shifted-not-suspended-corruption-allegations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma Politics South Africa Thu, 10 May 2012 15:16:21 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5703762 at http://www.globalpost.com 'The Spear,' controversial Jacob Zuma painting, defaced in Jo'burg gallery (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120522/the-spear-jacob-zuma-painting-defaced The incident was caught on camera by a local TV crew, whose footage shows a middle-aged white man painting a red cross over Zuma's face and a younger black man smearing the rest of Zuma's body with black paint.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120522/the-spear-jacob-zuma-painting-defaced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Jacob Zuma World Leaders Culture & Lifestyle South Africa Tue, 22 May 2012 13:46:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5705118 at http://www.globalpost.com Jacob Zuma 'The Spear' painting case postponed indefinitely http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120524/the-spear-jacob-zuma-painting-court-case-anc-lawyer Hundreds of Zuma supporters gathered outside the court today, some holding posters that read: "President Zuma has a right to human dignity and privacy."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120524/the-spear-jacob-zuma-painting-court-case-anc-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Jacob Zuma Politics South Africa Thu, 24 May 2012 15:21:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5705451 at http://www.globalpost.com Jacob Zuma 'The Spear' painting removed in deal between ANC, Goodman Gallery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120530/zuma-the-spear-painting-removed-anc-deal-goodman-ga The ANC led thousands of its supporters in a march to the art gallery to protest the painting.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120530/zuma-the-spear-painting-removed-anc-deal-goodman-ga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Jacob Zuma Politics South Africa Wed, 30 May 2012 09:59:55 +0000 News Desk 5706119 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa: Police chief Bheki Cele fired by President Jacob Zuma http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120612/police-chief-bheki-cele-fired-jacob-zuma-south-africa South Africans are increasingly frustrated with corrupt and incompetent police.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120612/police-chief-bheki-cele-fired-jacob-zuma-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma Politics South Africa Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:51:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5707625 at http://www.globalpost.com Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says ANC is disrespectful toward Mandela family http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120710/winnie-madikizela-mandela-says-anc-disrespecting-mandela-family "The family is still grappling with the most shabby treatment throughout the years," Madikizela-Mandela wrote in an email to the ANC.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120710/winnie-madikizela-mandela-says-anc-disrespecting-mandela-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma Nelson Mandela South Africa Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:57:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5711261 at http://www.globalpost.com South African President Jacob Zuma's genitals exposed in another painting (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120828/south-african-president-jacob-zuma-genitals-exposed-another-painting Artist Ayanda Mabulu said the painting is a "respectful" depiction of Zuma.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120828/south-african-president-jacob-zuma-genitals-exposed-another-painting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Jacob Zuma South Africa Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:04:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5717407 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa: Jacob Zuma reveals 'action package' to end mine strikes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121017/south-africa-jacob-zuma-reveals-action-package-end-mine-strikes Months of often violent wage strikes have undermined investor confidence and roiled the South African economy.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121017/south-africa-jacob-zuma-reveals-action-package-end-mine-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma Business South Africa Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:17:50 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5722912 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa: Zuma drops 'rape cartoon' lawsuit against Zapiro http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121028/south-africa-zuma-drops-rape-cartoon-lawsuit-against%20zapiro Zuma will stand for re-election as head of the ruling African National Congress party at a leadership conference in December.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121028/south-africa-zuma-drops-rape-cartoon-lawsuit-against%20zapiro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma South Africa Sun, 28 Oct 2012 19:42:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5724220 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa's Jacob Zuma sings for Mandela at ANC convention in Mangaung http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121216/south-africa-jacob-zuma-mandela-song-anc-convention "The journey is long,” Zuma sang in Zulu. “Mandela told his followers that we'll meet on freedom day.”<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121216/south-africa-jacob-zuma-mandela-song-anc-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma Politics South Africa Sun, 16 Dec 2012 23:08:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5729299 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa's Jacob Zuma says owning a dog is 'un-African' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121227/south-africas-jacob-zuma-says-owning-dog-un-african Zuma described people who love dogs more than humans as “having a lack of humanity."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121227/south-africas-jacob-zuma-says-owning-dog-un-african" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacob Zuma South Africa Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:20:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5730386 at http://www.globalpost.com