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President Jacob Zuma to marry again

2012-04-14 22:40

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma is to marry his long-time fiancée, Bongi Ngema, next weekend, the Sunday Times reported in its early edition on Saturday evening.

The president's spokesperson, Mac Maharaj, confirmed to the newspaper that the president would formalise his relationship with Ngema at a private traditional ceremony in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal.

Ngema will be Zuma's fourth wife. His other wives are Sizakele Khumalo, Nompumelelo Zuma and Thobeka Stacey Mabhija.

He divorced home affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in 1998 while another wife, Kate Zuma, committed suicide in 2000.

The president has a three-year-old son with Ngema. His bride-to-be has already accompanied him on a diplomatic trip to France.

Ngema hails from Umlazi township, south of Durban and has numerous qualifications including a business degree.

The president celebrated his 70th birthday on Friday where Ngema and Zuma's three wives were on hand to help him cut a R12 500 birthday cake.

The Sunday Times said the president's Nkandla homestead had been given a R64m upgrade that included six new double-storey thatch rondavels for his wives and family.

Comments
  • Refilwe - 2012-04-14 22:45

    YOLO!!!

      johncarlos.biza - 2012-04-15 02:32

      You Only Live Once? lol had to google that!

      Oscar - 2012-04-15 03:41

      Our own ninja turtle is breeding himself a voter base!

      bluzulu - 2012-04-15 07:10

      Congratulations MY President Zuma,

      Jaja - 2012-04-15 07:46

      Its all good marrying 4 women as long as they are all cool with it. BUT how is he able to be a father to all of his kids. I dont mean looking after them financially, I mean emotionally as well. You should really be ashamed mr president, because you are contributing towards the destructive cycle where kids start to think that its ok not to have a father around!

  • celeste.rsa - 2012-04-14 22:47

    Oh FFS! Another parasite for the taxpayers to support!

      Tuco - 2012-04-15 00:57

      Indeed. without a doubt Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma seems to excel in this department. damn jacob how much p@#*^y can a man handle. if his leadership skills were as good as his womanising we'd be the best country on the planet in every way.

      johncarlos.biza - 2012-04-15 02:29

      Funny enough, she's more educated than him...thus more qualified to run the country.

      Margaret - 2012-04-15 03:52

      Yeah taxpayers to suffer again. How can one have respect for a man like this? He is no role model for the country or its people. He sleeps around and the next thing we hear, more babies have been added to his family tree, way before he gets married to the mothers. He isn't certainly sending out a nice message out to the younger generation of today times, especially when we have such a high aids rating. He is more like a farmer farming with children than a state president. Fiancially, times are getting tougher and tougher what type of life is laying ahead for them when daddy is no longer around? Jacob Zuma uses the excuse of it been a culture thing to have more than 1 wife. I think its time that the "culture thing" changes

      Alf - 2012-04-15 07:43

      This should bring his annual family support budget to over R 20 million! Our president even lets the tax payer foot his bills for f....ng around! At least she knows that she has to be on top, becuase Jacob can only f..k up!

  • Sharon - 2012-04-14 22:49

    I wish he had as much energy to run the country!!!!! Bloody hell, he is putting rabbits to shame..

      Ronald - 2012-04-14 23:51

      Shows you where his brains are located

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-15 03:19

      Um, who said he was a good parent/father? Given all his public responsibilities, there's little time left for lamaze classes, first steps, soccer, school plays. Wives and kids are toys - things to feed an ego.

      Balan - 2012-04-15 06:50

      @ Sharon, you are so right definitely he has overtaken the rabbits

  • Sidney Gilroy - 2012-04-14 22:51

    Valentine's day must be a real b@%ch.

  • Georg - 2012-04-14 22:51

    There's just no end to this clowns libido. What a shame he is to the country.

  • Laura De La Mare - 2012-04-14 22:53

    Nice big chunk of tax payers money that could have been spent on poverty relief or road maintenance or education

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-15 01:51

      Let them eat cake!

  • ben.nel2 - 2012-04-14 22:53

    All the President's women. Which one is "Deep Throat"?

      Belinda - 2012-04-14 23:19

      Lol,,,,I just 'choked' on that comment

      Peter - 2012-04-14 23:26

      This conduct is becoming hard to swallow...

      Balan - 2012-04-15 06:54

      @ BEN.NEL2, Mac Maharaj is deep throat I guess

  • Yasmin Andrews - 2012-04-14 22:54

    LMAO it gets funnier!

  • Nomcebo - 2012-04-14 22:54

    thought he married her a long time ago...and only as a fourth wife? i thought he had five wives. i can't keep track

  • Alan - 2012-04-14 22:54

    Oh well, there is a surprise! Another South African who can feel very safe in her home (like he thinks the rest of the population are. sic!) Great to see that the tax rands are being well spent.

  • Isabel - 2012-04-14 22:58

    He just want to breed like a Rabbit.... Thats why so many people are poor in South Africa.... WHY SPEND 64m to upgrade his home.. When I goy married my family did not move in with me...

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-04-14 23:01

    70 year old pervert , going to squander more tax Payers money on another cow for his herd.

      Irene - 2012-04-15 00:29

      Oom Kriel, being a randy old goat is nothing to be jealous of!

  • thombela.isaac - 2012-04-14 23:01

    When Zuma will ever realize that the country doesn't need so many first lady's..The poor getting poorer, rich get richer, fools change to be idiots(Malema)..DA must take over and rule this country once and for all..

  • trevorjkleinhans - 2012-04-14 23:02

    This is so ridiculous now, that it is laughable. Millions starving, un-employed and this horny old goat just carries on like we a nation that has no worries about birth control....

  • standvm.nel - 2012-04-14 23:03

    Gudluck Mr president u wl soon be mzansi's version of king Mswati

      Balan - 2012-04-15 07:07

      vote that 70 year old goat out of office and send him to swaziland

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-14 23:07

    How many wives does this womaniser want?

      Sheik - 2012-04-15 00:40

      He's only got one penis

  • Robert E Meise Esq - 2012-04-14 23:08

    R12500 for the cake ..... wtf if that was the cake on TV news the baker has stolen money from the taxpayers and the idiot who ordered it must be investigated there must be some back hander there .... pls tell me who the baker is i wont use him sure cake boss on dstv is cheaper to the baker ....... go hang your head in shame

  • Anton - 2012-04-14 23:10

    Seriously SARS, what the ef? You can't get a bond 32x your annual income to finance those secondary houses/upgrades. It's just not possible. Please do some diligent investigation because I'm paying R12k tax per month for this sh*t!!

      elizabethann.auld - 2012-04-15 08:13

      You are paying R12 000.00 per month tax? Then you must be filthy rich! Nornal tax on an income of R15 000.00 per month is R1800.00 odd. I agree with a Tax audit though - same for Malema!

  • somikazi.pita - 2012-04-14 23:13

    R12500 for a cake?!

  • Muhammed - 2012-04-14 23:16

    I hope the tax payers are not paying for this.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-15 07:24

      Muhammed, You as well get on this bandwagon of insulting the President of RSA?

      douw.debruyn - 2012-04-15 07:42

      You bet they are! And sure it cannot be proven

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-15 07:44

      Bluzulu, You are so right. Most of these comments towards our President are insulting and repulsive, It is a disgrace !!

      bluzulu - 2012-04-15 07:52

      Finally we agree Anthony, If RSA citizens bother to learn our own Cultures, They would realize that in the Zulu tradition a man can have as many wives as he can afford.Respect differences in Culturs don't disparage other cultures as this creates an environment of anger.

      Anne-Marie - 2012-04-15 08:00

      @Bluzulu You are missing the point. He cannot actually afford them. It is the tax payer who is stumping up the cash. Judging by your comments, one can only assume that you are not one of these taxpayers.

  • Kingpin - 2012-04-14 23:16

    Next to marry is Khoza and another 64M to spend on upgrading to triple story. Just reelect him and you will see ladies coming out like khoza's story. This man never stops to irrate the nation. This will haunt him with the current political furore

      douw.debruyn - 2012-04-15 07:44

      And wasn't it recently when a couple of mil bucks of taxpayers money was used for 'maintenance' of his home by building a huge jukuzzi or swimming pool he never even new about??

  • Linda - 2012-04-14 23:19

    Good grief!! He is putting this country to shame. He obviously doesn't care how he is portraying our country. All because of lust! I think he is sick!!!!

      Irene - 2012-04-15 00:30

      Without a doubt he's sick. If it moves he shags it. Repulsive thing. No better than an animal.

      douw.debruyn - 2012-04-15 08:00

      Yes, it's strange that we don't hear or read what other countries think of the situation, but seriously I doubt whether it's a good one

  • Jim - 2012-04-14 23:22

    Hes a half wit, like all the rest of the ANC. I dont care about any of them, they can do what they like. Eventually they will get whats coming to them...

  • justice.mpho1 - 2012-04-14 23:24

    South Africa's expenses: 1'Kate Zuma, committed suicide in 2000'funeral expense.2'He divorced home affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in 1998'divorce expense.3'R64m upgrade that included six new double-storey' renovation expenses.4'R12 500 birthday cake' entertainment expenses.5'trip to France' travel expenses.6'The president has a three-year-old son with Ngema' maintenance expenses.6'Ngema will be Zuma's fourth wife'wedding expenses.7'Zuma faces corruption charges' litigation expenses et.cetera...ask me why were poor please!!!

      Luviwe - 2012-04-14 23:43

      e-tolls are needed now, as the tax revenue is not enough.

      Kim - 2012-04-15 01:27

      And imagine his huge Viagra expenses???

      douw.debruyn - 2012-04-15 07:46

      AMEN !!!!!!!! TO THAT!!! Find anyone investigating it?????

  • Bongeka - 2012-04-14 23:27

    Wow!I rest my case.

  • HugoMabasa - 2012-04-14 23:30

    this man is a disgrace,can the ANC delegates have mercy on us at Mangaung

  • Derk - 2012-04-14 23:33

    at 70 can he still get it up?

  • Elkieta - 2012-04-14 23:40

    Another breeding machine.??? I wish i was a fly.What if he goes tata ma chance tata ma prison...

  • Elkieta - 2012-04-14 23:45

    He has a mentally sick brain...Pervert.

  • billidp - 2012-04-14 23:47

    Mr President Jacob Zuma you are a DISGRACE!!! I really do not care what you do in your personal life but I DO care that the taxpayer has to pay to support/transport/feed etc all these wives of yours!!! If you paid half as much attention to making this country better for all as what you do to your libido we would be much better off!!!! SIES!!!!!!!

      michelle.kirsten - 2012-04-15 00:30

      Eish ja: no guessing where all those rhino horns are going...

      Keith - 2012-04-15 06:14

      First Class, Michelle!

  • nkmolefe - 2012-04-14 23:49

    This is da worst president ever..... Wtf is he doing..... He's a womaniser nd a horny old goat dat has a 3yr old son at da age of 70.... Instead of coming up wit solutions to problems he creates dem..... F**k y doesn't he build triple story shacks 4 those desperate wives who just dnt give a damn.... Pissed 4 days.....

      mbulelo.luthi - 2012-04-14 23:55

      Bhwaaahahaha lol \r\nooooh lord...tl tl tl tl

  • Peliswa - 2012-04-14 23:53

    Lo Tamkhulu got issues moos...haska nxa he's 70 4 crying out loud...andizange ndababona oRonta abayiDouble Storey.. Andikhumbuli ndisiva kwaMbeki nakwaMandela kusokhiwa oronta ngemali yethu...I aint gonna say nothing abt that cake but its worth 2x my net income!

      mbulelo.luthi - 2012-04-14 23:59

      Tl tl tl tl...andayhleka nkosi yam ha ha ha ha

      Peliswa - 2012-04-15 00:05

      Hayi Mbu uyagula lo mntu man!

  • Bongeka - 2012-04-14 23:53

    My fellow South Africans,I'm not really against the president because he is still a South African citizen himself and enjoys the same rights our constitution has to offer.But I'm against the way those rights are being exercised.People should come first and not the other way around as it is right now.How many people who want houses,sanitation and a lot of other essential needs out there that the govenment has to deliver?I hear a government house costs a mere R70 000 to build but a president's wife is deffinately going to double or even triple that amount.And remember this is wife number 5 that we're talking about.So everything is multiplied by five.Is that fair?JUST ASKING A QUESTION.

      nomkhosi.cosment - 2012-04-14 23:58

      There is something called a salary dear.. If we were all to use our salaries on needy people than we can start blaming him, atleast he has a an education trust fund neva heard that frm TM

      vincent.hlwayela - 2012-04-14 23:59

      wife no. 6 cc

      Luviwe - 2012-04-15 00:02

      Wait for numbeer 6.

      valcooperRSA - 2012-04-15 01:11

      thats right the house is being made ready for the latest wife....its in KZN

      sduplessis - 2012-04-15 03:39

      @nomkhosi.cosment This is why you are still searching for a job.. prob live on hand-outs..

  • Muruti - 2012-04-14 23:58

    I,m shocked

  • ambombo - 2012-04-15 00:00

    I just wish I am dreaming with all this, I mean 5 Wives and 25 kinds as if its not enough he renovates for 64 Million. Can someone help me when is his term ending people this got to stop. A wife for every year in office and a child for a every five months on avarage nxa

      Luviwe - 2012-04-15 00:21

      It's not but a reality.

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-15 00:46

      Not to mention all the benes the wives and kids get for e.g. free flights, free accomm, free education (private of course - all the way to 'varsity and beyond), free medical, free security, housing, water, electricity. Yep, even when JZ gets to meet his ancestors, being Pres means all his wiveses and kidses get a free ride. Forevah. Oddly there will be no protests at JZ's over-delivery....

      Luviwe - 2012-04-15 00:57

      Lacrimose, I'm sure you mean at his hosehold you won't see a service delivery protest if I get you correctly? Yes they will never.

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-15 01:26

      @Luviwe - good one, I never thought of it that way. I was drawing a contrast at protests during JZ's rule for under-delivery to the nation. The only thing he has delivered unto all of us is many wives, children and beeg beeg bill until all his wives depart this earth and all the children reach 21. Where's the National Credit Act when you need it!

  • Lacrimose - 2012-04-15 00:07

    Just when you think he cannot possibly embarrass the country any further...

      Sheik - 2012-04-15 00:44

      Like that.

  • mbulelo.luthi - 2012-04-15 00:08

    The showerman means business..\r\nFather of a nation...tl tl tl tl\r\ncant believe this...

      Luviwe - 2012-04-15 00:22

      Taking care of all the women, shame.

  • mbulelo.luthi - 2012-04-15 00:08

    The showerman means business..\r\nFather of a nation...tl tl tl tl\r\ncant believe this...

  • esethu3 - 2012-04-15 00:10

    LMAO no commment

      Canibus - 2012-04-15 00:24

      lol,thats it

  • phumlani.diko - 2012-04-15 00:16

    This has a strong tax burden on the citizens, as the President and his wife(wives) is entitled to 'Presindetial LifeTime Benefits'. Much as I don't question JZ's decision as a person, however it makes me wonder-what are the motives of these marriages? Are they not well calculated financial stability on both the presedent and his wives for life? Afterall money emplifies life and gives you options, and it's options people want...

      Dee - 2012-04-15 03:02

      My thoughts exactly.

  • phumlani.diko - 2012-04-15 00:17

    This has a strong tax burden on the citizens, as the President and his wife(wives) is entitled to 'Presindetial LifeTime Benefits'. Much as I don't question JZ's decision as a person, however it makes me wonder-what are the motives of these marriages? Are they not well calculated financial stability on both the presedent and his wives for life? Afterall money emplifies life and gives you options, and it's options people want...

  • Ted - 2012-04-15 00:20

    It is an order from God: Be fruitful and multiply. Says the Lord. You atheists get a God fearing President and u complain. U shud go up north where we have one that has risen from the dead 1-2-3 and 4! Not out still.

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-15 01:10

      And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery: and whoso marries her which is put away does commit adultery” (Matt. 19:8-9) and New Testament instruction for ministers is that “a bishop must then be blameless, the husband of one wife” (I Tim. 3:2)

  • yolokay - 2012-04-15 00:23

    This is such BS! The guy clearly can't keep it in his pants. And so we, the taxpayers, get the short end of the stick because we pay for him to sleep his way through the country and make it legit with polygamy, while the state of the country continues to deteriorate. FAARK THIS SHEEYT!!!

      Balan - 2012-04-15 07:50

      Yeah Yolokay as a taxpayer you will get the short end of zuma's stick because the rest of it is covered by the foreskin, so vote him out of power quick and fast and send him for a circumscission.

  • Bongani - 2012-04-15 00:24

    I dnt understand, what does he need another wife for? His got three perfectly capable (i hope) wives @ home...this is only going to cause protests and tension in my opinion

  • Andre - 2012-04-15 00:26

    This takes the cake. If he were not such a clown, it would be laughable!!! Mr President, that is not what is meant by building a nation!!!

  • Thenga - 2012-04-15 00:27

    \Am 70yrs bt stil feel vry younger ma left paralyzd foot!\ i thot he said that bcoz of the love of taking this country forward, it was a loaded statement coz he knew that he is going 2 marry again, i wish i cud cut his pipi off 4 the sake of our taxes

  • Thenga - 2012-04-15 00:27

    \Am 70yrs bt stil feel vry younger ma left paralyzd foot!\ i thot he said that bcoz of the love of taking this country forward, it was a loaded statement coz he knew that he is going 2 marry again, i wish i cud cut his pipi off 4 the sake of our taxes

  • Irene - 2012-04-15 00:29

    What a total embarrassment to South Africa! How primitive can you get FFS!

      Ted - 2012-04-15 00:33

      What embarrassing about having an erection? Be with a man who can not get the game on and you will recast the definition of embarrassment! Just a thought Irene.

  • Abshai Ndlovu - 2012-04-15 00:31

    Zuma is suffering from incurable disease. I cant believe this, this is a moral decay. Terrified!!

  • Irene - 2012-04-15 00:33

    Those ousies must be really hard up. Imagine being shagged by Zoomer. I think I'd rather die.

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-15 00:48

      If you had the life of Riley guaranteed for you and your kids for life, you might be able to make such a sacrifice - with not too much Struggle

      Oom - 2012-04-15 04:55

      @lacrimose you get some woman that think that way, but others have standards. Some may be able to make the sacrifice, but do have a "kots emmer" handy