- Zuma's 24-year-old baby mama was slammed by the doyenne of virginity testing in KwaZulu-Natal
- Nomagugu Ngobese, the founder of Nomkhubulwane Culture and Youth Development Organisation, has slammed Zuma's fiancee for claiming she was the director of the organisation
- Ngobese said the former president's baby mama left years ago and her actions has shamed the Zulu culture
Nomagugu Ngobese fired shots at Zuma's soon-to-be wife, Nonkanyiso Conco, for claiming she was the director of Ngobese's organisation- the Nomkhubulwane Culture and Youth Development Organisation.
According to Ngobese, Conco left Nomkhubulwane around three or four years ago, and has since had no regards for the organisation's rules.
“She left Nomkhubulwane about three or four years ago. Nomkhubulwane has rules and one of them is that you must introduce your boyfriend‚ and if your boyfriend is paying lobola for you‚ we accompany you when you get married and you still get tested before you get married."
“We don’t test people who are already people’s wives. That’s an insult to our culture. Our girls get tested throughout until they get married. That is at the core of virginity testing‚” said Ngobese.
Virginity testing is an ancient Zulu tradition King Zwelithini reinstalled in 1984. Every year thousands of young girls make their way to the king’s Enyokeni royal palace in Nongoma, where they declare their virginity before him.
The king would then talk to them about the importance of remaining pure until marriage. The ritual is regarded as a very important element in the girls' journey to enter womanhood.
Now, Zuma's soon-to-be seventh wife was one of the girls who would declare her virginity in front of the king.
However, Ngobese said Conco left the organisation and went on to allegedly join a political party during the 2014 national elections. She was reportedly a tool used by that party to win over younger girls.
But, what infuriates Ngobese the most is that Conco claimed to be the head of Nomkhubulwane, a company she founded.
“What irritates me is that she claims to be a director of my organisation while she left a long time ago to live her own life. What director was she? Because she was just a participant and she has no direction herself‚” said Ngobese.
“I was surprised when I was contacted by newspapers asking me about her and I said it’s been a long time since I saw her. I heard from other young girls that they had a social media group where they communicated and she talked about getting married.”
Ngobese continued her rant adding the future Mrs Zuma's behaviour was shameful, and she was exploiting other girls.
“She is exploiting other girls to what she is doing. Girls are very ashamed of what she has done. How can a wife be tested‚ and has a wife ever been accompanied by young girls when getting married?” Ngobese added.
As Briefly.co.za reported previously, Conco has allegedly been visiting the former president at his Nkandla home since she was 19-years-old.
In 2013, when she was 19 years old, she tweeted: “Don’t believe this OMG!!! Am going back to that Hollywood house, to spend the whole weekend this time! #Zuma’s home @Nkandla. Whop [sic]. Can’t Wait.”
Now, she ready to tie the knot with Zuma, who is 52-years her senior. The former head of state and Conco welcomed a child last week on his 76th birthday.
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