- Former president Jacob Zuma has become a father again after a 24-year-old woman gave birth to his child last week
- The baby is understood to have been delivered at the Hillcrest Private Hospital in Durban on Zuma’s 76th birthday
- The mother is thought to be 24-year old Nonkanyiso Chonco, she and Zuma are allegedly getting married
Former president Jacob Zuma as at the age of 76 become a father again. Reports indicate a 24-year-old woman gave birth to his child Thursday last week, which happens to be his birthday.
The baby was born at the Hillcrest Private Hospital in Durban and three separate sources confirmed Zuma visited with the woman and the baby under heavy security last Thursday evening.
"They had to clear the maternity ward for other patients. Hospital staff made it clear that this was strictly confidential," a source said.
Briefly.co.za discovered that while the identity of the mother remains unclear, she is thought to be 24-year-old Nonkanyiso Chonco. The same woman who Zuma is getting ready to marry.
Chonco herself confirmed she would be marrying the former president. “Yes‚ we are getting married‚ but that is all I can say. I need to consult before I give any interviews‚” she said.
Ray Zuma, a senior member of the Zuma family confirmed Zuma would be getting married to Chonco, he also seemed to confirm that she was the mother of the baby.
When asked if Chonco was the same woman who had given birth to a baby earlier this month, Ray Zuma responded by saying: "So?"
He said while Zuma was president the media terrorised him and now the media wants to be chummy with him. Ray said he was not privy to the details of Zuma’s seventh wedding.
When News24.com asked about the baby, Edward Zuma said: "We are not going to respond, or entertain any of that nonsense".
Sources close to the matter have confirmed the baby was the former president’s and he had visited the hospital several times in the last week.
Hospital management refused to comment on the matter and said they would not divulge any patient information.
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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