Zuma sues paper over cartoon

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The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma is suing a media group over a two-year-old political cartoon depicting him in a sexually suggestive scene with a figure representing "Lady Justice".

Mr Zuma is seeking R4m (£370,000) for defamation from Avusa media and an additional R1m from a former editor with the group's Sunday Times newspaper and the cartoonist.

Eric van der Berg, a lawyer representing the paper, said: "We were surprised that it [the lawsuit] came more than two years after the event. We will defend it vigorously."