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Zuma to take 5th wife - report

2009-12-28 09:38

Durban - President Jacob Zuma’s spokesperson Zizi Kodwa on Monday said he was not aware of the president’s reported wedding.

The Sowetan newspaper on Monday reported that Zuma would tie the knot with his fifth wife, Thobeka Madiba, next Monday.

“I don’t know anything about the wedding. I am in Cape Town and Zuma is in Nkandla. I don’t know what is happening in Nkandla,” said Kodwa.

He said he would be in a position to know whether the wedding would take place later on Monday.

Zuma tied the knot with his fourth wife Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma two years ago during a traditional wedding at his Nkandla home.

Madiba has attended many official events with the president.

If the wedding takes place as reported, Zuma will have three current wives.

The president was legally married to Kate Zuma who died in 2000 and Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Dlamini-Zuma and the president divorced in 1998.