Obama and Castro shake hands, Zuma humiliated at Mandela memorial




 
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Obama and Castro shake hands, Zuma humiliated at Mandela memorial
 
December 10th, 2013  
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Obama and Castro shake hands, Zuma humiliated at Mandela memorial
By Stella Mapenzauswa and Steve Holland JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at a memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a rare gesture between the leaders of two ideological opponents that reflected the anti-apartheid hero's spirit of reconciliation. But the peace and harmony did not stretch to South African President Jacob Zuma, whom the crowd at the rain-soaked Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg booed and jeered as he prepared to give his closing address. Mandela's death on Thursday at the age of 95 has diverted attention from a slew of corruption scandals in Zuma's administration, while underscoring the gulf between South Africa's first black president, a towering figure of the 20th century, and its fourth. "But what Zuma speaks, he doesn't live.

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