Zuma's rape accuser's mother speaks out

The mother of Jacob Zuma’s rape accuser said the trial wrecked her daughter's life.

The mother of Jacob Zuma’s rape accuser said the trial wrecked her daughter's life.

JOHANNESBURG - The mother of President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser spoke of her exile and trauma since the court case eight years ago.

Zuma was found not guilty in 2006 of raping the woman called Khwezi by the media.

The Sunday Times spoke to the mother, who may not be named to protect her daughter's identity.

The mother of Khwezi told the paper that after spending years in the Netherlands and Tanzania, they want to live a quiet life in KwaZulu-Natal.

She said the trial wrecked her daughter's life and they battled to adjust in a foreign country.

The mother said she decided not to be bitter and accepted the outcome of the trial.

She added she didn't anticipate that the trial would cause so much chaos in the country.

Her daughter has a job and is also looking forward to finding peace.