Good for them! I am slightly worried to write more, as I have R00.00 in my bank account and I cannot afford to be sued. I already am working my cute little ass off just to stay out of debt.
If you haven't heard about this, our ex-vice President is suing The Star, The Citizen, Sunday Sun, Sunday Times, Sunday Independent, Sunday World and Rapport, from Radio Highveld Stereo [94.7 Highveld Stereo] and Zapiro as he believes they defamed his character during the rape trial where he was found 'Not Guilty'. Please Note: that doesn't mean "Innocent". (Shit, was I allowed to publically type that!?)
"The Paris-based Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has warned African National Congress deputy president Jacob Zuma that he is setting a bad example for African dictators with his defamation lawsuit against the media. "A successful lawsuit by you would give a blank cheque to Africa's authoritarian regimes, which would use your example to attack their own press," the organisation said on Tuesday in an open letter it had written to South Africa's former deputy president.
...that should the mechanisms that ensure pluralism and free expression seize up in South Africa, it would put the entire region's press in danger.
..."If you think you have been defamed, then it is entirely legitimate that you should seek compensation. But in our view you have not chosen the right way to go about it, and you are liable to do further harm to your image rather than restore it," RSF said.
"The exorbitant amounts in damages that you are demanding from the media seem more like an attempt to intimidate them than the response of an injured party," read the letter to Zuma from the organisation.
If he does somehow pull this off though and win vast sums of cash, baby watch the papers for crazy attempts by me to get some bad publicity and then sue the lot of them... And who said there were no ways to get rich quick!