The video, filmed by white South African students who fed black workers food apparently laced with urine, caused the students to be expelled. But now a black university official says they should be reinstated.
The South African president said Zimbabwe's young national unity government is working, despite recent bickering over powersharing.
Expectations for a shift in the relationship between the two nations are high as the South African president makes his first official trip to Zimbabwe today.
After rushing an ill friend to a public hospital in Johannesburg, the sight of skeletal men staring in vain to get the attention of overworked nurses raised a number of questions for me.
The labor-friendly Zuma is facing pressure on wages and job security. Public anger has led to riots in poor neighborhoods.
Empty seats cause embarrassment for the soccer tournament's host country as it prepares for the World Cup next June.