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祖马因"不带安全套"向国民道歉

2006-05-15 10:01程瑶,CRI

Zuma Apologises to Nation for Having Unprotected Sex

Jacob Zuma, South Africa's former deputy president, yesterday apologised to the nation for not wearing a condom while having sex with a woman he knew was HIV-positive.

Following his acquittal on a charge of raping the 31-year-old family friend, he said: "I should have been more cautious and more responsible. On this I apologise."

Judge Willem van der Merwe reprimanded him for having unprotected sex while finding him not guilty of rape. The judge accepted Mr Zuma's submission that the sex had been consensual.

Anti-Aids campaigners in South Africa, which has one of the highest HIV-Aids levels in the world, were furious when Mr Zuma testified that he had taken a shower after having intercourse with the woman as a precaution against contracting the disease. They were inundated with calls from sufferers asking whether a shower was adequate protection.

Mr Zuma, a member of the country's Aids Council, said he was being tested regularly to confirm his HIV negative status and said he would resume his duties as the deputy leader of the ruling ANC movement, a post from which he had withdrawn when the rape charge was laid.

He is due to go on trial in July on charges of corruption arising from his dealing with a French arms company.



前不久被控犯有强奸罪的南非前副总统雅各布·祖马日前已被法庭宣判无罪,不过对于这次“粗心大意”的行为,祖马还是向南非人民道了歉,原因是他在与染有艾滋病毒的女性发生性关系时没有带安全套,而是用事后洗淋浴的方式来预防艾滋病。

据《每日电讯》5月10日报道,祖马说:“我本应该更小心和更有责任感一些。我对此表示歉意。”去年11月,曾在祖马约翰内斯堡的家中做客的一位年轻女子指控祖马对她实施了强奸。该女子的父亲在非国大反对种族隔离斗争时期曾经是祖马的老战友,后来在津巴布韦遭遇意外死亡。此后,祖马一家将他的女儿抚养成人。随着调查的不断深入,法庭最后接受了祖马“双方完全出于自愿”的证词,并于8日宣判其强奸罪名不成立。

法庭宣告无罪并未能将这次强奸案的谴责声平息下来,南非反艾滋病组织就对祖马的证词表示愤慨,因为他在性行为后用洗淋浴的方式来防止感染艾滋病毒,特别是祖马本人就是南非艾滋病协会的成员,因此,这样的证词一出,南非反艾滋病组织接到无数个电话,都是询问洗淋浴是否能起到预防艾滋病的作用。

祖马说他定期做HIV检测,并表示将继续他因强奸案而暂时停止的在非洲国民大会(ANC)的工作。

报道说,祖马虽然被宣判无罪,但法官对祖马的行为同样进行了道德谴责。分析人士认为,祖马虽然躲过了这一劫,但另一场更加致命的受贿案审判还在7月份等着他。

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