South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma is set to marry a 24-year-old woman as his seventh wife.
Reports say both Zuma and Nonkanyiso Conco’s family have understood each other of the marriage and that Zuma’s family has already paid lobola as per Zulu culture and tradition.
According to The Citizen, a source revealed through an interview that Zuma had promised to marry the girl after his presidency and he is therefore fulfilling his promise.
It has also been established that the two families had earlier today, 20th April planned to officially announce about the engagement but the attempts were unsuccessful due to other difficulties.
Zuma married his first wife, Gertrude Khumalo in 1973 after he was released from Robben Island prison.
His most recent two marriages came in 2010 and 2012, to Thobeka Madiba and Gloria Ngema, respectively.
His relationship with his 2008 wife, Nompumelelo Ntuli who previously was his youngest wife, has been strained. Ntuli made headlines for an alleged affair with a bodyguard who later died.
She was also accused by some of being involved in a plot to poison Zuma, which she continues to deny. She was, however, ordered to leave the former president’s home in 2016 by then state security minister David Mahlobo and continues to reside elsewhere.
Zuma is divorced from second wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and lost his third wife, Kate Mansho, to suicide in 2000.
The former South African president is now 76 years-old as he was born in 1942.