South Africa: Zuma to visit Britain

source: IOL
February 28 2010 at 11:00AM

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday makes his first state visit to Britain, in the wake of a damaging scandal at home over his lovechild born to the daughter of a World Cup official.

During his four-day stay, the charismatic leader will visit Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and address members of parliament.

“This is his opportunity to present himself as a statesman, leading Africa’s most powerful nation,” said political analyst Dirk Kotze.

“Despite some high-profile economic and political matters that are likely to be addressed, Zuma will also use this opportunity to project a good image of himself, given the issues associated with his rise to [continue reading]

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