Monday, April 16, 2012
Jacob Zuma, South Africa president, to wed for 6th time at 70
South African president Jacob Zuma, who turned 70 last week, will marry for the sixth time next weekend when he takes his long-time fiancee , Bongi Ngema, as his fourth current wife, his spokesman said on Sunday.
Polygamy forms part of Zulu culture and is legal in South Africa, and Zuma, a Zulu traditionalist, has 21 children. "President Jacob Zuma will be formalizing his relationship with his fiancee by having a private traditional ceremony this coming weekend," said Zuma's spokesman, Mac Maharaj. The ceremony will take place in Nkandla in KwaZulu Natal province, Maharaj said. Zuma is also married to Sizakele Zuma, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma and Tobeka Madiba-Zuma .
He was married to home affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma , and to Kate Mantsho-Zuma who committed suicide.