This article examines the implications of the trial of Jacob Zuma, current president of the ANC, for sexual and gender politics in South Africa. The article argues that a central, contested issue in public debates on the trial was the relationship between public and private spheres in society.

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Keywords Culture, Gender equality, Sexual rights, Zuma
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/00020180902827431
Journal African Studies
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Hassim, S. (2009). Democracy's shadows: Sexual rights and gender politics in the rape trial of Jacob Zuma. African Studies, 68(1), 57–77. doi:10.1080/00020180902827431