Only two of the statues outside Westminster are not of British leaders, and both are South African. After President Jacob Zuma’s state visit to the UK, John Battersby reflects on the long and deep relationship between the two countries.
• Gallery: Zuma's UK state visit
See the highlights of South African President Jacob Zuma's three-day state visit to the UK, where he and his entourage met with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Edward and other British luminaries.
• Zuma's 2010 plan of action
• Budget big on education, jobs