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Timely apology for Guardian as Zuma casts his vote

April 22nd, 2009Posted by in Press freedom and ethics

Brought to Journalism.co.uk’s attention by Brand Republicthis apology in the Guardian to South African presidential candidate Jacob Zuma.

The paper apologised to the ANC party leader for a piece published on March 6, which suggested he was guilty of rape. The correction was run yesterday – a day before polling opened in South Africa.

Following its original publication Zuma demanded an apology and damages from the paper.

The reference was the result of an editing error, the paper maintains – Zuma was acquitted of rape charges in 2006, it said in its apology.

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