In 2006 Mr Zuma was found not guilty of raping Fezekile Kuzwayo #8211; the daughter of an old family friend.
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Mr Zuma#8217;s deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, told a local radio station: #8220;Yes, I would believe her.#8221;
Ms Kuzwayo was HIV-positive and Mr Zuma#8217;s statement during the trial, that he showered after unprotected sex with the woman to guard against possible infection, provoked ridicule.
He said she had agreed to have sex.
A leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa#8217;s governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth.