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08 February 2010

‘Sorry’ Zuma tries to calm storm ahead of key speech

Kim Trollip

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma’s apology to the nation for his latest sexual indiscretion appeared in danger of backfiring yesterday, as analysts and political opponents dismissed it as contrived and lacking substance.

Zuma’s apology came ahead of a crucial week for him, as he prepares for Thursday’s state of the nation speech amid accusations that his administration is in a state of torpor as a result of in-fighting in the African National Congress (ANC), and between the party and its allies.

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