Talk:Britain thinks Africans are barbaric, claims South African President

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This whole article seems to be a very thin rewrite of the Telegraph story; compare, for example, these two passages:

The couple are today due to be welcomed by the Queen at Horse Guards Parade before being taken by carriage to Buckingham Palace. This evening they will enjoy a state banquet at the palace.
As a member of the Zulu tribe Mr Zuma is permitted to take multiple wives, but was last month forced to make a public apology after admitting he fathered a love child following an affair with the daughter of a friend.

The Queen will welcome them at the Horse Guards Parade and take them to Buckingham Palace thereafter. A state banquet will also be held in his honor at the palace.
Zuma, a member of the Zulu tribe, is allowed to have multiple spouses, however he was compelled to make a public apology following a love child with the daughter of a friend.

The text is very close, the structure of the way it's ordered is even closer - I haven't had a chance to do a full comparison, but this is really too close to the original for my liking. Shimgray (talk) 16:22, 5 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

It is close, and it certainly is a rewrite. But every time I bring this up as a problem I get slapped, so I don't bother anymore:P. When a lawsuit gets filed against us forcing us to take down half our articles as "too close to the source material to constitute a real rewrite" then they'll listen, but not before. Gopher65talk 20:32, 5 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]