- Former president Jacob Zuma is allegedly preparing to marry his 7th wife
- His alleged bride to be, Nonkanyiso Conco, has confirmed she would be marrying Msholozi
- Zuma is understood to have paid lobola for her and both families are happy with the proposed union
Former president Jacob Zuma is allegedly getting ready to get married to his seventh wife. His bride to be is understood to be Nonkanyiso Conco from Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal.
Zuma and his family are believed to have already completed the lobola payment to her family and both of the families are happy with the proposed union. Polygamy is common in the Zulu culture and tradition, which Zuma is a staunch supporter of.
Zuma is understood to have promised Conco’s family that he would marry her once he completed his presidency, which has now happened. A source close to Zuma said the former president was keeping his promise.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Conco has confirmed that she was marrying Zuma. “Yes‚ we are getting married‚ but that is all I can say. I need to consult before I give any interviews‚” she said.
Neither one of the families has officially commented on the alleged union, which was first reported by Citizen.co.za.
Ray Zuma, a senior member of the Zuma family said Msholozi is no longer the president and would be living a more private life. He said Zuma’s personal life should no longer be a matter of public debate.
Ray noted that in Zulu culture, it could take up to seven years for a marriage to take place, even once lobola had been paid. “Jacob Zuma now belongs to the family, and this is a family matter,” he said.
Conco is a director at the Pietermaritzburg-based Nomkhubulwane Culture and Youth Development Organisation‚ aimed at protecting the cultural practices of Zulu maidens.
She would be Zuma’s youngest bride to date.
Zuma is currently married to Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo‚ Thobeka Madiba-Zuma and Bongi Ngema-Zuma. He is divorced from Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and separated from Nompumelelo MaNtuli Zuma.
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