Amy Musgrave

Pastor says Zuma’s accuser ‘is not well’

Jacob Zuma's legal team has continued to produce witnesses associated with the church in support of their belief that his rape accuser has a history of making false rape claims. They brought the man she suspected was responsible for her mystery pregnancy while studying to be a pastor to the Johannesburg High Court on Tuesday.

Second pastor tells of rape claim

A second church pastor told the Johannesburg High Court on Monday that he was accused of rape by Jacob Zuma's rape accuser. The only reason that pastor Peete Mbambo could think of for this was that he was putting pressure on her to produce a matric certificate to further her studies. He had helped her process her application to become a pastor.

Zuma trial: Pastor tells of rape claim

A church pastor told the Johannesburg High Court on Monday how he was expelled from college after a false rape accusation by Jacob Zuma's rape accuser. Pastor Sithembile Masoka told the court that he and the woman, who alleges Zuma raped her on November 2 last year, studied together in Vereeniging in 1995.

ANC ‘solved its own problems’ in exile

Zambian police were never asked to probe allegations of the rape of Jacob Zuma's rape accuser when she was a teenager because the ANC in exile sorted out its own problems, the Johannesburg High Court heard on Friday. ''Unless if somebody was killed -- then the government of Zambia would be involved. ''

‘She was trying to seduce my father’

Jacob Zuma's daughter believes his rape accuser had ulterior motives when she arrived at his Johannesburg home last November, the high court heard on Thursday. ''She was either trying to definitely seduce my father or get money from him,'' said Duduzile Zuma (23), shortly before the court sitting was adjourned to Friday.

Zuma: She gave sexual signals

Jacob Zuma believed the woman who has accused him of rape was sending him sexual signals, but denied that he set her up in his guest room to test them, the Johannesburg High Court heard on Tuesday. According to the former deputy president, she had never visited him wearing a skirt before.

Zuma trial: Family ties and friendship

Old friendships and family ties were laid bare in Jacob Zuma's Johannesburg High Court rape trial on Tuesday. Zuma chose to sit down for his second day of testimony and seemed relaxed as state prosecutor Charin de Beer examined his relationship with his rape accuser and her father.

Zuma: ‘She was not at risk’

Former deputy president Jacob Zuma does not think he placed his rape accuser at risk of HIV/Aids or any other sexually transmitted disease by not using a condom, the Johannesburg High Court heard on Monday. Zuma is accused of raping a family friend at his Johannesburg home in November last year and he spent the morning explaining that the two had sex after he massaged her.

Zuma describes sex session to court

Former deputy president Jacob Zuma described to the Johannesburg High Court in detail on Monday how he had sex with the woman who has accused him of rape. He went to her bedroom on the night of November 2 last year after finishing work, because she wanted to tell him something, Zuma testified.

Mufamadi gave ‘wrong’ reasons for demarcation

Reasons given by Provincial and Local Government Minister Sydney Mufamadi for Matatiele's incorporation into the Eastern Cape from KwaZulu-Natal were wrong, the Constitutional Court heard on Thursday. ''The minister's facts are wrong geographically, ethnically, culturally ... And his wrong facts are compounded by the fact that nobody has spoken to these people,'' said lawyer Alastair Dickson.

Zuma could take the stand in rape trial

Former deputy president Jacob Zuma could take the stand in his rape trial on Monday after the Johannesburg High Court turned down an application to have the case discharged on Wednesday. Asked if his client would take the stand when the trial resumed, Zuma's lawyer Kemp J Kemp would not give a direct answer.

Zuma’s discharge application denied

The Johannesburg High Court on Wednesday denied former deputy president Jacob Zuma's application to be discharged on a rape count. Judge Willem van der Merwe said he could not agree that evidence led by the state was of such a poor quality that it could not be accepted. ''The accused is not entitled to his discharge,'' he said.

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