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South African president withdraws case
South African ruling party supporters sing during their protest in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday May 29, 2012. The African National Congress and its alliance partners march to the Goodman Gallery to protest against a now-defaced painting depicting President Jacob Zuma. AP Photo/Themba Hadebe.
JOHANNESBURG (AP).- South African President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his legal case against a gallery that displayed a portrait depicting his genitals.

The agreement, in which the Goodman Gallery said it "regrets the pain that the display of the painting has caused," was announced Wednesday by Zuma's governing African National Congress and the gallery director at a news conference at the Johannesburg gallery.

Gallery director Liza Essers says the image will also be removed from the gallery website as a 'gesture of goodwill.' Two men defaced the image last week as Zuma and the ANC brought the case to court.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.





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