- With the birth recently of his 24th child, former president, Jacob Zuma now can a list no less than 15 women he has fathered children by
- His latest baby-mummy, Nonkanyiso Conco, is reportedly engaged to former president Jacob Zuma
- Marrying Zuma will make Conco the former president’s seventh wife
Briefly.co.za gathers that Nonkanyiso Conco, Zuma's seventh wife-to-be used to be a journalism intern at the Zulu-language newspaper Isolezwe ngoMgqibelo between 2012 and 2013.
According to co-workers from her time at the newspaper she was a "proud virgin" until she fell in love with Zuma.
Another reporter who didn't want to be named recalled "she was a proud virginity testing advocate and always boasted about how she attended all the Reed Dance events since she was a toddler."
Conco, who hails from an area North of Durban called Ballito, works as the director of the Pietermaritzburg-based Nomkhubulwane Culture and Youth Development Organisation. The organisation aims to protecting the cultural practices of Zulu maidens.
When she marries the father of her baby, she will be Zuma’s seventh bride, although she is over 50 years his junior. On Friday it was confirmed that she bore a child to Zuma on the same day as he celebrated his 76th birthday, last Thursday.
Zuma and his family have apparently already paid lobola for her and both families are said to be happy with the future union. Polygamy is said to be a common practice in Zulu culture and tradition.
What this means is that the latest birth means Zuma has fathered 24 children with 15 different women, some of his baby-mummies are friends of his own daughters.
That is a lot of unprotected intercourse for one man to have in his lifetime, leading people to wonder about how seriously he takes the government's stance on the advocacy of safe sexual behaviour.
Many are showing a range of reactions from dismay to disgust at Zuma's taking yet another wife.
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