oa News and Views for Magistrates - Democracy on trial : opinion piece

Volume 2006, Issue 07
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Extracted from text ... NEWS & VIEWS FOR MAGISTRATES NEWS & VIEWS FOR MAGISTRATES NEWS & VIEWS FOR MAGISTRATES 4 J udge van der Merwe's decision to acquit former Deputy President Jacob Zuma on charges of rape was met with jubilation by his supporters, condemnation by the women's rights movement and a groan of disappointment among his opponents. For all of us though the Zuma trial should serve as a cautionary tale because of what it has revealed about the continuing fragility of the rule of law, democracy and an individual's right to justice in South Africa. Separating Judicial & Political In a ..

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