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Zuma weds 6th wife in lavish affair

2012-04-22 07:27

Nkandla - South Africa's polygamous President Jacob Zuma on Saturday celebrated his sixth wedding in a second day of weekend festivities filled with traditional Zulu culture.

The 70-year-old formalised his relationship with long-time fiancee Bongi Ngema on Friday with Zulu song and dance while dressed in leopard skins and carrying a shield surrounded by men in similar warrior attire.

The businesswoman became Zuma's fourth wife in Nkandla, deep in the KwaZulu-Natal countryside, where on Saturday she handed presents to Zuma's family at his homestead in a gift ceremony.

Friday afternoon's tying of the knot was followed by a glitzy western-style evening reception with a tiered cake where the couple donned formal wear in a marquee erected on the grounds of a local school.

The couple have a seven-year-old son and Ngema joins Zuma's three other wives to become one of four first ladies with all spouses attending the marriage.

Multiple wives

The wedding is his third in just over four years and the second since coming to power in 2009 as the country's first president with multiple wives.

In all, he has married six times and has 21 children. One of his wives has died, and another - home affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - divorced him.

The wives have no specific roles or responsibilities but their benefits include travel and secretaries and they are expected to support the president at state and official functions, with Ngema accompanying him to France last year.

With debate over his growing family after news of the nuptials broke last weekend, Zuma's office has said he would foot the wedding bill and that Ngema was already part of the president's spousal budget.

This comes after the state had to nearly double the spousal budget to more than two million dollars after he took office with his large family.

While legally recognised, polygamy is becoming less popular in South Africa where modernity and Western lifestyles have taken root.

A survey in 2010 found that nearly three-fourths of South Africans disapprove of polygamy. Among women, 83% disapproved.

Comments
  • christo.stone - 2012-04-22 07:37

    Wow...and all the wives were there...odd cultures of the world... And again, tax payers pay for his all his wives...can't see why...in any other job, you get paid and with that you need to support your whole family...being a president is just a job like any other.

      Vince - 2012-04-22 08:01

      Yes Christo and can you imagine how many wives we will be caring for with our tax money if he manages to stay in power!!!

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 08:39

      Congratulations to President Zuma and Bongi Ngema,

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-22 08:44

      the maaifoedies strike again at dry out public funds!

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 08:49

      If its different from yours christo,it doesn't make it strange. The world forgot to add a race called STUPIDS, you are one of that race. The state money belongs to its citizens including the non-tax payers,OK? AND if you want it to pay for you and your wife,do like wise and stop moaning.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 09:05

      Hook up with MY President Alicia...hehhehhehehehee

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 09:32

      Congrats to you and your man Alicia....have a great day.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 09:56

      Folks - Why don't you just scroll down this entire comment section and look for user bluzulu. You will eventually understand what a troll he is. Just yesterday he admitted to me that he goes out just to "wind" the white people up. He obviously finds it funny, and this clearly counters his sad little life. I also have reason to believe he has other alias' so just be aware of who he agrees with.......

      Anthony - 2012-04-22 10:12

      hahahhaha...one more f@ck up

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 10:20

      Alicia - No problem at all honey, you definitely didn't upset me! You probably don't know this character, so you probably would have seen his comment at face value. In a very isolated comment of his, it could have been amusing, but you don't know this trolls history. He preaches harmony, but practices hatred.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 10:24

      "Hope that down well with".....and the "went"....I forgot to mention he is illiterate..... and also claims to help under privileged people on Sundays, so what you doing here BS BERTY?

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 11:32

      Another one of your perler juvenile delinquent answers, absolutely no substance what so ever, answer the question ahole. The thumbsdown are telling you you are not welcome here, do you get it yet? or is that brain cell of your thinking about fingernails?

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 11:47

      @BZ Did you fall out the stupid tree? Can you actually read? All you have to do is scroll up....lateral thinking is something you proably dont have, bit like the leadership skills you dont have. Question is do you have internet access at home? (Very pertinent question!)

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 11:52

      "Every down is actually an up to me when the demographics are noted. I revealed this to you before" FROG OFF then to your own type of forum then.....if you know you going to get thumbs down, proves you here for a reason and one reason only...to incite hatred. Same as me going to Harlem with a sign saying "please vote for a white president" Nothing wrong of course, but what am I doing there?

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 12:10

      Comment from bluzulu in one of his comments below: "The infrastructure has been allocated 300 billion which I agree is desperately required. You must remember our GDP tripled over the last eight years and funds are coming through to upgrade the Infrastructure. I am currently involved with the upgrading of National Port infrastructure and looking at the evidence at the coalface, the future infrastructure is in good hands. " Comment from me: Okay here is where it gets interesting. I know bluzulu is in Richards Bay. I also know that he only has internet at work. I also know that he spends most of his days commenting here, which means the taxpayers are forking out while this pratt sits on the net. He also claimed he has more money than he knows what do with, hence that is why is still working..... He also claims to help under privileged children every Sunday. He categorically said this week that today he would be taking these kids to the beach. But now he is working....something is not adding up here. I wonder if i added up all the time he has spent on the net, went to his boss - and believe me you would very easy to find at portnet - I bet i would get you fired? This is a form of corruption. This is a classic example of what this country is all about, unproductive and leeching........ BZ - if you have lots to say make sure your nose is clean!

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 12:37

      @BZ - So you ARE a consultant for portnet (whether its called that anymore not sure) I am now wondering whether they would be happy that you are spending time on the net instead of getting paid as a consultant. Of coz you would be picking me up on the minuscule things I got wrong. However, the bigger picture is: I knew I would trap you some time or another, you are a classic fool. I know scores of stories of people getting dismissed for inappropriate comments on the net. Put yourself out there....classic school boy error.....

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 12:47

      When i said earlier this week "shut your pie hole" you should have listened. Today, you could have just dug yourself in the Kimberly diamond mine..... Who thinks i have it in for this plonker yet?

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 12:51

      Yahoo!!!! (not the company, the sound) does that mean you outta here for good? Silly me, if you are then you wouldnt answer then :(

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 12:53

      You also should be holding thumbs that nobody from your affiliated work has picked up who you are.....that would actually circumvent the hassle for me.......

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 13:36

      Sure you are!

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 13:44

      rather feeding the troll......

      Jacqui - 2012-04-22 14:01

      Black and Yellow, the states money?. Where do you think the state get the money from?. Lord spare me all this ignorance.

      Claudio - 2012-04-22 14:12

      I agree with you Christo - the presidents job is just like any other - but that is not the way this clown and his circus sees it. Don't particularly care if Zuma was a capable leader. His incompetence defies description and the many wives are a distraction. This is a national embarrassment

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 14:12

      State make money not only from Tax you bubble wrap head, I am not here to lecture you, you seek info and stop embarrassing your family tree. Thanx God spared you some ignorance.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 14:55

      As per usual, gone off on a tangent completely. The nice thing about having things in script, I have proof how elementary your comments are. In your vivid imagination, how do you actually round troops here? All that is happened is you have made a mockery of yourself; and clearly we working in unison here!

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 15:13

      Just proves that you think you are funny too, using my name as a racist under-tone. Either that or you cant read. Also proves how limited your thinking is, trying to use the same joke over, and over, and over, again. Fantastic case of autism or ADHD...

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 15:20

      Do you really need me to explain what he is trying to say? The just of it is you a ahole and dont belong here.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 15:44

      I dont understand your question, is this a trick question? Just now you might ask me what "the" means I give up, I dont know, where is here?

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 16:03

      Oh, silly me...i feel so stupid now.... The answer is all of the above!

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 16:38

      @BZ - You such a ripe idiot - you cant even work out what "NON-Believer" is? I guess we having the last laugh now, dumb lamb chop! If fact I am insulting a lamb chop when i call you that, prat.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 16:50

      FYI - user "BLACK EN YELLOW" CHANGED his name to thec*ck....how very appropriate.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 16:59

      naid-who - go and read simpsons comment.

      Newsmonger - 2012-04-23 09:17

      As I said a week ago a zoo of wives or a pod of them?

      hayden.cajee - 2012-04-23 10:57

      @Bluzulu, say that crap when you unable to feed your family, or better yet tell that to your wife when you unable to pay the bills. Asses like you will never understand evolution.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-23 12:57

      No thanks, Keep your advise to yourself.

      debbie.van.niekerk - 2012-04-23 13:35

      @thecock "The state money belongs to its citizens including the non-tax payers" we as tax payers know this.. we have no choice but if you had to pay buddy I bet you would sing a different song... You are right... the taxpayer in this country (me included) are stupid and we have no choice. We have to pay tax, however I am interested in your line to Christo "AND if you want it to pay for you and your wife,do like wise and stop moaning.....WTF are you talking about dude???? Fill us in... ALL the taxpayers would love to know what do likewise means... Help me here please thecock help me.....

  • Tim - 2012-04-22 07:41

    Zuma may be more palatable than the likes of Malema due to his charming personality, but he is setting a bad example on so many levels: Women's rights, living beyond his declared means (i.e. corruption), populist and direction-less political will ...

      Milray - 2012-04-22 10:24

      Have you considered the bad example he is setting for the young people who think sex and rape are their right

      Jonathan - 2012-04-22 11:10

      Firstly i would like to know... HOW does he have time and WHERE does he meet these women?? A cocktail bar?? A glorious hike in the bundus?? Online dating?? You would think being the President, he would only have time for meetings, "practicing" speeches? And I thought if he had any spare time, he would spend it with the his ALREADY Ginormous family..

      Mattewis - 2012-04-24 08:07

      @Jonathan Fatherhood in Africa should be seen more as a sperm donation service. Even in America, a cleric has called Fathers Day a racist institution created by white people only to confuse black children.

  • roi.boss1 - 2012-04-22 07:48

    well i have never heard anyone talking about the king of saud arabia and his many wives and concubines that will be something anit rather than have something on the side like most of you do he formalise things, and thats allowed in african tradition and the law of the country

      Oscar - 2012-04-22 07:55

      African tradition is nothing to be proud of. Europeans also had these backward cultures thousands of years back, get out of the stone age the world has moved on.

      Oscar - 2012-04-22 08:33

      Agreed bluzulu, but a lot less than the African and Indian cultures.

      minky.philisiwe - 2012-04-22 09:07

      WhaT a disgrace aiii

      Charmaine Pauwels - 2012-04-22 09:38

      The issue here is not cultural belief. I don't care how many wives a man takes on, what I do care about is the fact that we have to keep paying for each wife. Big deal, he paid for the wedding, but the spousal budget has doubled since he took office!!! We have people in our country without houses, food and jobs, yet we are to pay for Zuma to take on more wives, where all they are going to do is travel and have secretaries. SERIOUSLY!!!

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 09:59

      Comment repeated as above: Folks - Why don't you just scroll down this entire comment section and look for user bluzulu. You will eventually understand what a troll he is. Just yesterday he admitted to me that he goes out just to "wind" the white people up. He obviously finds it funny, and clearly counters his sad little life. I also have reason to believe he has other alias' so just be aware of who he agrees with.......

      donald.perumal - 2012-04-22 10:35

      @ Oscar What do you know about Indian culture?Marrying or not marrying are social issues.Cultural practices can't be judged by a single incident.Why worry if Zuma marries again,is that any of your business? The laws/policies make provision for such an outcome.Leave the president alone,he neither encourages nor condones anything!He simply lives a very exciting life while taking responsibility for the country.And we are doing a lot better than our African neighbours and most of the European World,not to mention the Americas!

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 10:36

      Gestofel,your thinking is welcome but holds no water. Unfortunately you are wrong,brov.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 10:44

      @B&Y - Which part my man? I cant get vagueness!

      Christopher - 2012-04-22 10:45

      @roi.boss1...The Saudi King, the British monarch, Kingdom of Monaco etc brings money into their country, they do not suck their people dry.

      Rational100 - 2012-04-22 11:00

      The Prez has taken the honourable step to marry this woman and whatever we all think and say, this morally and legally correct as opposed to breeding outside of marriage. The question of whether polygamy is noble and relevant is a cultural question to which the Prez is neither custodian nor influencer. Getting married is primarily a private decision and this hulla ballo is therefore misdirected.

      Chaapo - 2012-04-22 11:13

      The Saudis are in a kingdom with an absolute monarch unless Zuma is now the new king. Isn't it also curious that his marriage is reportedly "his third in just over four years and the second since coming to power in 2009". The intersection of all this: the case involving the Shaik character and the fact that he is now sitting at the top, cannot be coincidental when you look at the rapidity of the marriages now considering how much money is need to fund this lifestyle. It is almost like he wants to quickly get these marriages formalised so that they will be eligible to benefit form the largesse for the duration of his presidency and post-presidency.

  • Brett - 2012-04-22 07:54

    This old man is a disgrace.

      chikunga - 2012-04-22 08:11

      How is he a disgrace sir?

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 08:23

      The President of RSA is NOT a disgrace.

      Stewart - 2012-04-22 08:28

      Effen RABBIT

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-22 08:39

      I much rather have a President with 12 wives, and who looks after the country, like for instance , Africa's biggest nightmare, hiv aids, than some "intellect" with one wife, and who embarresses all of us, by sending a box of garlick and beetroot to an aids conference !!!! Besides his foreign policies, he has been a great President !!!

      Rob - 2012-04-22 08:44

      Agreed Brett. I am so ashamed that this person is our president. Disgusting & disgraceful !

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-22 08:46

      Zooma is more of a joke than anything else. Only in SA an undereducated buffoon can be made to lead a country!

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 08:53

      This is what happens when you show Ubuntu towards foreigners, you open your doors for them and then they want to call the shorts.Brett what's your story aintlek?

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-22 09:18

      @BluChurro - The country is not on its knees yet. Wait till the ANC gets its grubby mits on the constitution. Wait and see once the protection of information bill comes into effect. You won't be enjoying life as lanny in your GTI anymore. Anyways, ill be more than happy to be waiting in the international departure lounge.

      Brett - 2012-04-22 09:18

      Bluzulu unlike you I was born here. Why should I leave? I suppose compared to your home country Somalia, SA might appear to be progressing but it is actually going downhill rapidly. That's ok though my brothers and I will be here to fix it after you break it.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 10:00

      Comment repeated as above: Folks - Why don't you just scroll down this entire comment section and look for user bluzulu. You will eventually understand what a troll he is. Just yesterday he admitted to me that he goes out just to "wind" the white people up. He obviously finds it funny, and clearly counters his sad little life. I also have reason to believe he has other alias' so just be aware of who he agrees with.......

      Christopher - 2012-04-22 10:52

      @Bluzulu...you not on your knees just yet, because of the white population who pay their taxes and gives jobs to many people. Their was a survey done with 4000 matrics and Grade 11's... "What do you want to do after school"...93% of the blacks said they want to work for government(I wonder why) Then 97% of indians, White, wanted to start their own business. That says something about mindset in South Africa...We employ your kind, we your boss, so get used to it!!

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 11:26

      @Chris - "We employ your kind, we your boss, so get used to it!!" That is exactly right on the money and that is precisely what I said to this bluzulu twat previously. Leadership is within, either you have it or you dont. The majority just dont have it.

      Christopher - 2012-04-22 11:45

      @Bluzulu...This came from the mouth of Ina Cronje(education minister Kwazulu Natal at the time). I can see now the bosses were scared at what she was saying and transferred her! I was there...

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-22 12:43

      Carol, "What has our President done" ? What comes to mind immediately; It is now 18 years ago, since this , for many of us, "scary" moment, that we got our first democratically elected government. The doomsday sayers, 'predicted' the most disturbing scenarios; there would be total chaos in SA, the right wing, like the AWB, would make this country ungovernable, and the far left, would chase us whites, into the sea !! Today we live in a reasonable stable country, where the extremists on both sides have little influence. The biggest "threat" ?? ; A corrupt foulmouthed youth leader ! If he is going to be our biggest threat.......we live in paradise !!!! In a world where many economies are in turmoil, SA is not doing bad at all. Recently went to visit a friend in a public hospital, and.....was very impressed. ( in JHB South ) Sure, education is not at a level we want it, but great progress has been made to educate all, which is a lot better than not many years ago, it was government policy , NOT, to educate Black people . Jacop Zuma is one of many,who has made this possible, and as Head of Government surely deserves credit for this !!! For me Zuma is a 100 times better President than his predesessor, and I am 100 times more comfortable with him, than his possible successor, Tokyo Sexwale, who could become the gaddafi of the South !!!! On a lighter note;I suggested to my wife,for me,to get a second wife. I have never seen someone pack a suitcase so fast,with my clothes!

      Christopher - 2012-04-22 12:46

      Hey Bluzulu...It was a programme that she implemented throughout the rural community in Natal, called Rally to Read. A very good programme and initiative, and she got transferred to another department(finance). Its businesses getting involved to deliver text books etc to all the ruarl schools. I was one such person involved. This survey as I mentioned above was done and these were the findings...

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 13:05

      @Chris - Fantastic answer, that should just about cover it. You see bluzulu, unlike you, 99% dont come here to BS like you do!

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 13:33

      Interesting you are the education industry, take my hat off to you for your obvious love for this Country by participating in this process however if one programme has failed there are many more successful that aren't reported therefore keep up your optimism and you an outstanding example of a New RSA.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 13:37

      Try to minimize the "I" and "We" as the number of Blacks owning Businesses is constantly on the rise. The dynamic you allude to will soon be History.

      Christopher - 2012-04-22 13:49

      Agreed...there is much to look forward to. I know a good few black businesses and deal with a good few. These businesses have done it on their own, They have not got a cent from the government, or tenders, they just good at what they do. And those people I take my hat off to. And funny, but most of them support the DA, as when it comes down to business and the people that they deal with, they realise the way forward..

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 14:05

      Most of these people you speak of have been Indoctrinated into thinking the only way forward is the DA. Remember another interesting Human trait; Once a human gets to the next level they seem to shut the door behind them not allowing others the same advantages.

      Christopher - 2012-04-22 14:10

      Not if they corrupt, the door is wide open. People and businesses do not like to deal with people/businesses that tend to be affliated with people they know is corrupt or have been awarded irregular tenders, because at the end of the day it will come back to you.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 14:39

      Chris, I reiterate for every issue that has arisen there are many many more that are successful. NO country is free of corruption and the authorities are weeding out the corruption. Remember Rome was not built in 18 years either.

      Christopher - 2012-04-22 14:50

      I wish I could agree with you my man. But the amount of corruption and no one is accountable that is going to be the downfall of our economy if this is not addressed immediatley. I just been to Rwanda...You cannot beleive how beautiful clean and happy the people are there. There are huge billboards right outside the airports about corruption, and if anyone knows about it and does not tell the relevant autorities they too are prosecuted. Np plastic bags allowed, you can eat off the ground you walk on, and this the biggest genocide in Africa between the hutus and tustsis in 1994 it occured. How have they become a marvel in only 18 years and we have not...corruption....

      Christopher - 2012-04-22 14:58

      @ Bluzulu go to www.awesomeafrica.tv click on a few of the links. Africa is the most beautiful place on this planet, we need to cherish it and handle it with the utmost care.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 15:04

      "Remember Rome was not built in 18 years either." damn right bluzulu, it broke in 18 years thanks to you and your anc supporters.......

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 15:18

      Chris, I have also traveled the world and been to many First world societies that have issues. Nice to hear about Rwanda however RSA has it's own unique issues ..... Disfranchisement of the majority and the readdressing of this country's wealth being just one issue that Rwanda did not have to complete. I am simply an Optimist.

      Christopher - 2012-04-22 15:36

      :) You know what we need people that are optimists, I am as well...but we need our leaders to come to the party and not spend hard earned tax payers money on parties but uplifting South africa, with our hard earned money...then I will be happy if I see change and upliftment..

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 15:38

      @bluzulu - "I have also traveled the world" OMG, you lie through your teeth. Going to NZ doesnt constitute travelling the world. Because you are now really a proven BS'er. The countries with problems let in the Africans and Muslims. Oz is somewhat more secure due to their relentless policies. Why did you leave NZ - a question asked in the week. I say you got deported for stealing.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 15:59

      @ Chris, You and many know this sort of Governmental extravagance happens all over the world. I Hate using the US as an example however look at the over the top antics there. Now be true and admit that this also took place with the old Regime....Tuinhuis.....What did that cost? Our GDP should be over 400 US Billion soon if not currently. These antics are a drop in the ocean.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 16:00

      @ Chris - I also appreciate your optimism.... but... The sooner you realise how the Africans work, the better. They have a hierarchy system, pretty much like a 1600's monarch. I am sure you understand the homelands and how the authority works with the chiefs, or paramount chiefs. The system in a nutshell is not democratic. In a micro form, the chief of his homeland the the boss, not matter how immoral his antics are. In a macro way, this is how the government works. The supporters will continue to support, no matter how immoral. It is a matter of principle that they HAVE TO live by. If you want to stay in SA, just watch you back and stay alive. Then use your brains just like your parents taught you. Some of my best friends are blacks and they tell me this, go figure....Chris they scared of intimation, so that is the major problem, they too scared. Does that make more sense?

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 16:20

      @bluzulu - "Try to minimize the "I" and "We" as the number of Blacks owning Businesses is constantly on the rise. The dynamic you allude to will soon be History." They might be on the rise, are they sustainable? They are failing by the dozen each day, purely because they are incompetent just like you. Portnet pays for a consultant (you) who sits on the internet all day. Chances are you are a BEE in one way or another - example of one who is taking the mickey out of the system. That is why YOU are actually stealing. Efficiency in its prime.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 17:22

      You are a friggin liar (as I have said 1000 times now) Just Friday you were at work....I know what I read. You are such a BS'er and you cant remember your own lies. You are a disgrace! You want the country to pull together? what on lies and deceit? If you can lie here, you will lie anywhere. You must be an ANC supporter, now that rajbansi has snuffed it.

  • mastersvoice - 2012-04-22 07:55

    Where does our beloved President find the time for all the women in his life? I'm not only referring to his wives, of course, since his track record suggests he is not satisfied with them only! Perhaps he thinks service delivery is something different to those living in squalor...

      Zahir - 2012-04-22 08:29

      SA is in a mess and worse state under zuma regime they are enjoying life at the expense of taxpayers dint give a damn in a few years they will be out with all their millions

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 08:54

      ""Zahir""..... "" SA is in a mess and worse state under zuma regime""... Other than personal venting , RSA Indices indicate is different message. Now before we decide to believe you instead of the International community, do you have any hard evidence to back up your statement other than personal thoughts?

      mastersvoice - 2012-04-22 09:07

      bluzulu - ZA is the "rape capital" of the world, as recently indicated in an international poll. Our crime rate is through the roof, and we've been downgraded consistently the past 2 years on economic confidence levels. Lack of service delivery has led to countless protests, some of them costing lives of South Africans. Nothing personal, but Zuma's regime is failing those its meant to serve.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 09:42

      One International poll equates to negative sentiment. There will be another next week with different results....So you base your outlook on this item. Better go have a look at the indices that provide facts which indicates a different outlook to the detractors.

      mastersvoice - 2012-04-22 09:48

      I understand now bluzulu - you will only believe in indicators and "hard evidence" that support your personal point of view. I'm afraid your so-called "facts" say very little to support the notion that Zuma has any clue about running a country, other than into the ground, that is.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 10:05

      Comment repeated as above: Folks - Why don't you just scroll down this entire comment section and look for user bluzulu. You will eventually understand what a troll he is. Just yesterday he admitted to me that he goes out just to "wind" the white people up. He obviously finds it funny, and clearly counters his sad little life. I also have reason to believe he has other alias' so just be aware of who he agrees with.......

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 10:30

      Please explain to me why the hard facts indicate a different view. Do you have any idea how much culminates in the running of a country.Millions of processes/transactions etc.etc. etc. for everything from the Port/Rail/Power to water when you operate a faucet. For every issue that reflects negatively on the Government there are thousands of activities that are being done right. Better leaders will filter through as the corrupt are weeded out as is current situation.

      mastersvoice - 2012-04-22 11:04

      So how's that working for you bluzulu? If you're happy with the fact that we do not have enough power due to lack of maintenance, and that our water supply is under serious threat, our rail system is a disgrace thanks to poor maintenance (do you even know how many derailments have caused iron ore, coal and other materials not be delivered on time or not at all?), then you're obviously happy not to improve South Africa, and you enjoy seeing the majority of our people living in squalor! Our industry is being curtailed because they have to limit their power consumption, because of poor governance! You ask if I have "any idea" about running a country (as if you are an expert yourself), but it is clear to any clear-minded observer that Zuma has no idea either. Zuma himself has not "had his day in court" over corruption charges, so how about he is the first weed to be rooted out?

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 11:24

      The infrastructure has been allocated 300 billion which I agree is desperately required. You must remember our GDP tripled over the last eight years and funds are coming through to upgrade the Infrastructure. I am currently involved with the upgrading of National Port infrastructure and looking at the evidence at the coalface, the future infrastructure is in good hands. The lack of progressive thinking regarding power generation is a worldwide issue. Every country has this problem. Remember 2008 rolling power cuts where due to RSA Entrepreneurs selling our coal to Europe even though they knew we didn't have enough to our own use.This item is being addressed currently to ensure Nationalism is put before greedy Capitalism. I won't respond the rhetoric regarding the President.

      sven.gohre - 2012-04-22 13:55

      @bluzulu, the South African GDP did not triple over the last 8 years, it only tripled in percentage terms. From 0,9% to 3.1% annual growth. It is easy to state it tripled from a low base in percentage terms, when prior to the sanctions implemented in 1977 the South African economy was growing at greater than 7%. If the actual GDP had tripled in the past 8 years we would have zero unemployment, not the 50% unemployment that South Africa "Enjoys" at present. The official 25% unemployment is only correct if you exclude those that have given up looking for work and the traffic light vendors as well as those selling tomatoes on the pavement. So would you please stop talking about a tripling of GDP under the CancER government, please.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 14:20

      Peggy, Here are the facts; 2002- GDP, 111 US Billion..........2010- GDP,363 US Billion This has tripled......simple math. Here is the site;....http://www.indexmundi.com/facts/south-africa/gdp....many other sites support these facts.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 14:20

      Now your sentiments must be believed over the experts....Think again.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 17:27

      @blu zulu - simple maths one for you.... if you take 10 and grow it exponentially by 10% YOY, what would your product be?

      sven.gohre - 2012-04-22 22:05

      @bluzulu, if it is accepted that South Africa has had an inflation rate of +/-15% every year since 2000, then just to stay still, in other words keep the exact same GDP in real terms, then the GDP from U$111 Billion should have risen to at least U$449 Billion, as you have pointed out it did not, so in money terms it may have tripled, but in REAL PURCHASING POWER, it has actually decreased by at least 23%. That is not growth, but a retraction of wealth for each and every citizen of South Africa.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-23 07:56

      Theres's your first mistake (Where did you get this figure as I have only come up with 4%-6% as per the relevant sites) .......15% inflation. RSA is in a better financial situation than many first world countries. We are not living on debt and futures. RSA has made great economic strides over rthe last 10 years. Many are just afraid to admit these facts. The economy never grew this rapidly under the old regime. Acknowledge the ANC government's achievements where and when deserved.

  • Boitshepo - 2012-04-22 07:57

    Is SA really still a democracy? Since Zuma came into power... transparent corruption, arms deal, 2 wives,secrecy bill, e-tolls, sky high petrol prices. Hw many of us reali wnt ds man 2 be president? There's absolutely nothing we can do about it!! Democracy?? I beg to differ. Zuma brings disgrace to this country nd its history! Rape accused polygamous man as president? Really SA? Im ashamed to be part of this 'rainbow nation'

      Piet - 2012-04-22 08:00

      You okes voted for them.....

      Boitshepo - 2012-04-22 08:27

      Us okes? Whose us okes? Do u know my vote? Hws about the poor MAJORITY of SA who wer bombarded with food parcels and promises weeks before elections?

      Xavier7034 - 2012-04-22 08:39

      @Piet - by "classifying people as "you okes" you have already alienated them. WE South Africans ALL need to show the viable alternatives to people of ALL races. What is sad about Zuma's era, is that instead of focusing on establishing a moral compass for the youth, his ilk seem to be killing the idea of the close, and important emotional links provided by the father. The horrific rapes which took place in Braam Fischerville last week, and which have now received WORLD-WIDE negative publicity should make people wonder......WHERE is the MORAL leadership?

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 08:58

      Your left brain hemisphere clearly shows some deterioration.Do you think if South Africa was not a democracy,would you be putting your stinky fingers on that qwerty? You must be a product of OBE gathering from your spoiled language.

      Boitshepo - 2012-04-22 09:12

      Says a guy who calls himself black EN yellow! Crawl back to your hole pls!

      lenny001 - 2012-04-22 09:22

      I am sue Boitshepoo ony came to South Africa when JZ Started to govern.....maybe u are a product of OBE which was introduced by ur fav president, dont you know that the prices of oil are not set by JZ?...you must surely be embarrassed for being SA, because u have a shallow mind and u like to comment on things that u have no idea of. I am also being embarrassed to be South African only because of you......

      Rob - 2012-04-22 10:53

      You okes / Us okes = Majority race. No self respecting minority would vote for the cANCer anyway.

      Balan - 2012-04-23 14:10

      bluezulu please yourself blackstupidzulu

  • mamoshianem1 - 2012-04-22 08:02

    Taxpayers must pay only for one wife that he got married to her.When he was he was under 60 yrs.Other wives are just opportunists.

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 08:59

      Another mambo jambo,GEES.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 09:11

      Indoctrinated by the Minority,

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 09:33

      Stephan, thank you for following my 'numerios' it surely was a joyful learning for you,expect a bill through the post.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 10:05

      Comment repeated as above: Folks - Why don't you just scroll down this entire comment section and look for user bluzulu. You will eventually understand what a troll he is. Just yesterday he admitted to me that he goes out just to "wind" the white people up. He obviously finds it funny, and clearly counters his sad little life. I also have reason to believe he has other alias' so just be aware of who he agrees with.......

      Rational100 - 2012-04-22 11:02

      Unless u quote the law, this remains purely an opinion!

  • Gregory - 2012-04-22 08:02

    Kate Mantsho, mother of five of his children, killed herself with an overdose in 2000, and left a devastating suicide note denouncing him. In one harrowing passage she said: 'I hope it is true we will meet again - but not as husband and wife. I dare not take that chance again due to the bitter and most painful 24 years of married life I have gone through.'

      kensong.ben - 2012-04-22 08:53

      @ gregory ..by quoting the decease what r u trying to prove? Prez zuma might arguably not be the best but to mingle into his family affairs n how he raiz his kids n treat his current spouses struck m as how most african should be doing..love n caring...

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 09:05

      And then? greg,surely she WON'T take that chance again.He will continue to take more chances as much as he can and some will take advantage of those chances too. As long as he is marrying along the affirmative action policies ,I do not have a single problem with it.

      mastersvoice - 2012-04-22 09:13

      If Zuma cannot manage his personal affairs, how in heavens name can he lead a country? Actually, he's already displayed an inept inability to govenr and lead.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 10:06

      Comment repeated as above: Folks - Why don't you just scroll down this entire comment section and look for user bluzulu. You will eventually understand what a troll he is. Just yesterday he admitted to me that he goes out just to "wind" the white people up. He obviously finds it funny, and clearly counters his sad little life. I also have reason to believe he has other alias' so just be aware of who he agrees with.......

  • Gert - 2012-04-22 08:04

    A job well done Mr president,to all us whities please let us respect and love the president of our country.we can not criticise everything he does if is his culture so be it.

      Oscar - 2012-04-22 08:15

      To the personnel at Gert's mental institution, he is not swallowing his pills...

      Boitshepo - 2012-04-22 08:29

      U like attention Gert... what does race have to do wit it? Is polygamy a black culture? Do we all have 1 culture? Ignorant much?? Pls read!

      Rob - 2012-04-22 08:48

      Yes a culture that encourages multi spouse, multi offspring, resulting in dysfunctional " families. " Help eradicate poverty...Less breeding....More feeding !

      Boitshepo - 2012-04-22 08:53

      Once again Rob... Is polygamy a BLACK culture??? Lets make educated comments pls! Im a Tswana gal, no 1 in my family has ever had more that 1 wife! Nd just by the way, there are some western communities who r polygamous. Is it then ok for us 2 generalise nd say its a white culture?

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 08:59

      Leonard, RSA was a 3rd world country before 1994 as well, nothing has changed on that front. Who cares that a few International journalist indulge their negativity. I for one is proud of my President for being a PROUD AFRICAN.

      lenny001 - 2012-04-22 08:59

      I feel sorry for Leonardb1, it seems like the dude is concern about the world is saying about Zuma mattying his wives only, are u also concerned about what the world is saying about us with regard to descrimination, socila imbalance, racism and oppression? Are u concerned about what is happening in UK, USA, etc?...stop being so naive and to bench mark our society and culture with the western culture and anyway who said the western culture is good anyway?...thanks Gert, atleast there are some white South Africans who know that they are South Africans......and black South Africans who thinks they are western

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 09:31

      Gert for AWB leadership, you have a lot to teach, brov.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 10:06

      Comment repeated as above: Folks - Why don't you just scroll down this entire comment section and look for user bluzulu. You will eventually understand what a troll he is. Just yesterday he admitted to me that he goes out just to "wind" the white people up. He obviously finds it funny, and clearly counters his sad little life. I also have reason to believe he has other alias' so just be aware of who he agrees with.......

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 12:26

      @Leonardb1 - Thx. You see the more he talks, the more I know who he is and who he works for. The trap of classic fool. I know scores of people getting the sack over comments on the net.....

  • chikunga - 2012-04-22 08:06

    75% Dont approve of this. This is becuase western culture has been epitomised to be the perfect example of civilisation and as such african traditions are primitive barbaric and achaic and should be discarded into pits of world's most horrific human practices. Do western people have culture anyway? modernisation(Technology) is not culture. sleeping with sisters, own mothers and exchanging wives and girlfriends at parties. Media controled by west is championing for all these \civilised\ practises.

      Oscar - 2012-04-22 08:24

      Chikunga, in our culture goats are for eating and maids are for cleaning. We don't do our goats and we don't marry our maids.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 08:28

      On the head, Chikunga. Look at one's own cultural structures before berating others. Lots of European culture we as RSA citizens accept without Ridicule.

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-22 08:50

      "sleeping with sisters, own mothers and exchanging wives and girlfriends at parties" last time I checked this seems to be the african norm as well. Only difference in african culture is you have to rape a woman. Look at the rest of africa.... where is your so called culture got it? you have moved back in time, not forward since your "colonialist masters" left.

      Rob - 2012-04-22 08:55

      chikunga....Well we are a good looking race !

      Boitshepo - 2012-04-22 09:04

      Rob pls get outta here with ur nonsense!! Good looking race? White people can be just as filthy, if nt worse! Hw did coloured ppl come about? Masters raping their servants. Go 2 afrikaans communities nd c hw many under developed children there are because of fathers sleeping with their daughters! Crawl back to ur hole pls!

      chikunga - 2012-04-22 09:59

      @Stan our cultures are not perfrct but they have Been greatly infiltrated and neutralised and demonised by westertn elements in the race of races. Those things u itermise wer taboo but not anymore. if l may ask when u say JZ must set a good example by whose standards r we suppose to measure the example. Its pure dishonesty to judge by werstern standards.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 10:07

      Comment repeated as above: Folks - Why don't you just scroll down this entire comment section and look for user bluzulu. You will eventually understand what a troll he is. Just yesterday he admitted to me that he goes out just to "wind" the white people up. He obviously finds it funny, and clearly counters his sad little life. I also have reason to believe he has other alias' so just be aware of who he agrees with.......

      chikunga - 2012-04-22 10:37

      am not here to \wind\ white people,l jst want an honest debate on issues that affect our races.its the dishonest on many forums and media that infuriates some of us.no race shld play God over another.

  • JohannP - 2012-04-22 08:08

    Why do I get the feeling that this was written by a foreign journalist? Talking about SA's polygamist like JZ is the only one and referring to the budget in Dollars. Also explaining the story in such away to make it understandable to people who are not familiar with local customs? Were the SA press gagged?

      Lungile - 2012-04-22 09:09

      I wonder if our intelligence is being tested here. This not polygamy but a cover up for a cheater, poligamy you marry first then make kids not the other way round. I would approve if JZ followed tradition into his polygamous marriage bt to me what he is doing is immoral, it promotes cheating. In the first, at 70 why do you need another wife if you have dissatisfied wives?,

  • Scallo - 2012-04-22 08:11

    Culture my black behind siiiiis man,the next one is khoza's daughter.the man is worse than malema he want to be on limelite for lousy things mxm,pls GOD help us

      Lerato - 2012-04-22 08:38

      Its still his culture

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 09:09

      God help you from what Scallo, who stops you from marrying as much as you can? gat kruiper.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 09:18

      Another indoctrinated unit here.....NURSE some help please.

  • MCCIA - 2012-04-22 08:19

    I just woke up and realised I am in SA...a country of surprises

      Neo - 2012-04-22 08:43

      Why don't just immigrate,course your whining won't help you question what did you do for SA.....thought so NOTHING

      MCCIA - 2012-04-22 09:18

      Relax Bluzulu and Neo --- I am visiting SA from time to time not working there but is still my home

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 10:07

      Comment repeated as above: Folks - Why don't you just scroll down this entire comment section and look for user bluzulu. You will eventually understand what a troll he is. Just yesterday he admitted to me that he goes out just to "wind" the white people up. He obviously finds it funny, and clearly counters his sad little life. I also have reason to believe he has other alias' so just be aware of who he agrees with.......

  • Kruger - 2012-04-22 08:24

    2 million Dollars = +- 15,3 Million Rand of tax payers money per year to support his family THATS A DISGRACE!!! He can have 50 wives but pay for it himself....

  • Matimalwandle - 2012-04-22 08:28

    Our money is going in da drain, dis marriage comes with a lots of packages 2 his wife

  • Zahir - 2012-04-22 08:35

    Why does he need so many wives and why must we pay for them? The country has many more urgent needs than this

  • Gift - 2012-04-22 08:46

    She was in the spousal budget and went on an official state visit while she was a girlfriend this guy!!!!

  • Tumelo - 2012-04-22 08:47

    @Boitshepo. Is SA democratic? Look at our constitutional structure. Corruption - Look at Thuli Madontsela and President response.Arms deal - Same President opened its investigation. More wives - Again, the constitution on culture. E-tolls - Look at your favorite Thabo Mbeki. Petrol Price - Look at world markets. The West media will never brain wash me into leaving my culture, and Im proud I have a president that upholds that tradition. Indeed a nation without its own cultural practices is a dead nation.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 09:14

      Very well said, Tumelo. We have a great African culture.

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 10:00

      That's my girl.

      mastersvoice - 2012-04-22 10:22

      Tumelo - we are the "Rainbow Nation". Many cultures, not just one. Personally, I don't care how many wives the man has. I care about footing the bill for them all, while Zuma is mis-managing the country. I care about the fact that a large majority are still living in poverty, while Zuma's regime is wasting tax-payers' money on parties and luxuries. We have recently been voted the rape capital of the world. Zuma's conduct, regardless of culture, in this regard indicates he has no problem with that. He has displayed an inherent disrespect for South Africa's women by being unfaithful to his wives, and was himself involved in a rape case as the main suspect! I believe zuma's regime will be remembered as one of the worst South Africa has ever had, Apartheid included!

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 10:43

      That Italian Silvio berlusconi .....Here's a European leader of note currently having his own debacles. What does this mean....All Italians behave in this manner? Think not. Bush Jr. & Blair .......These pillars of the West and many more are criminals proven in a UK court. Why are they free to float around? Our President is not committing a criminal act here however practicing his Constitutional right.

  • Dennis - 2012-04-22 08:55

    A man with a std 3 schooling, has 4 wives costing SA 2million DOLLARSper annum AND stealing us blind !!!

      kensong.ben - 2012-04-22 09:59

      The dude might hav a stnd 3 but believe m he is more erudite , articulate , n knowleagable on variety of issues that will put our nowadays graduates to shame ..so what ?

      Christopher - 2012-04-22 11:50

      Hahahahaha..Kensong you a funny man!!

  • louis.maistry - 2012-04-22 08:59

    Act like a President, set an example for your people. Your people need your integrity not your luxury endeavours.Wake up Mr.President (Employeeof the South African Government).

      Rob - 2012-04-22 09:24

      Well said Louis. Having just mastered the knife & fork, it is time for these people to move on & embrace the western culture in its entirety. African culture is backward in many instances & the results of this culture are there for all to see in the madness that is africa today !

      Brett - 2012-04-22 09:26

      @bluzulu funny how tis continent relies so heavily on foreign (white peoples) aid though..

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 09:50

      Brett, There's another delusion.....

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 16:06

      For the product that is plundered from this continent daily what they return is a pittance.

  • Econwald - 2012-04-22 09:08

    The wives have no specific roles or responsibilities but their benefits include travel and secretaries and they are expected to support the president at state and official functions, with Ngema accompanying him to France last year.

  • Jonny Lee - 2012-04-22 09:10

    Breeding grounds for AIDS, what an example? Just to prove that they are NON-Believers.

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 09:13

      Your grand father Abraham was a polygamist,is that not a religious man? it goes to show who is the devil worshipper,non other than Jonny, lee? snake eater.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 09:17

      NON-Believers of what exactly?

      Rob - 2012-04-22 09:25

      In Western medicine ? Throw dem bones !

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 16:35

      Ha ha Jonny Lee - I love it, i know exactly what that means. Look at these fools above trying to work it out, nice one!

  • lenny001 - 2012-04-22 09:12

    There is a serious problem is the South African society, there are a lot of white people who thinks that they are not South Africans and alot of Black South Africans who thinks that they are western, esp Americans. Firstly u will see them by not speaking with their kids, families or even elder people with the african languages. I really dont blame all of you, it shows that we really dont understand what democracy and freedom means, freedom is new in SA and we all know that. No wonder why other African countries in the continent they dislike SA, it is because we think we belong to Europe and America....as from now i support Boko haram in Nigeria and the resistence of western cultures and influent in Arabic countries...who said tha western culture is the greatest? I wont marry many wives because i dont want to, let the peole who wants to do it, do it and that is what freedom means to all the palookas and the western culture reps...many of u here have many concubines and secrete lovers and multiple sexual partners and the os the real western culture that u are pushing its agenda.....Amen

  • Victor - 2012-04-22 09:18

    Polygamy is old styled like the President himself,and I like it! Very soon I'll be joining him coz we're on the same league,me and the President against all South African women.

  • Andile - 2012-04-22 09:19

    While I disapprove of the Presidents polygamous stance. I understand its his right, but his right is interfearing with mine (as a Tax payer ill have to folk out more Tax). But why is the article written in US Dollars (2 million), don't we no longer use Rands? Pure sensationalism by the media makes me really doubt their objectiveness

      kaliphile.daka - 2012-04-22 09:29

      I agree with you, I think somehow the media as well is sensationalising the matter. Its bad enough that we struggling to get unemployed graduates employed but now we have to fork more tax to cover these womens' needs. Let's just hope eventually somebody will knock some sense to the leadership.

      frank.hartry - 2012-04-22 09:59

      Do you also agree with Zuma's adulterous lifestyle? You ofcourse surely know that he is a serial adulterer.

      Andile - 2012-04-22 10:00

      Mind you Kaliphile, they are set for life because they will qualify for states benefits forever. Its so unfortunate that in our current generation of leadership no one is willing to knock sense to any one. I'm one of the graduates you talking about who can't find work that they studied for

      Andile - 2012-04-22 10:06

      Oh Frank, I didn't say I agree with anything he does, I merely mentioned that its his right to do what he is doing (Constitutional right for that matter) but it is affecting me, hence the mention of higher Taxes. And hell NO his adulterous behaviour is really uncalled for

  • Jonny Lee - 2012-04-22 09:19

    okay, i retract the non-believer as it taken out of context again, but how do you justify polygamy in a country with AIDS problem? Snake.

  • Dineo - 2012-04-22 09:20

    I'm so gobsmacked by this!This guy won't stop will he? No wonder people don't respect him even when he is delivering speeches.Its sad that some of us are supporting this shameful behaviour for The President of the Coutry in the name of 'culture'...who should be setting examples of the country's constitution; gender equality, encouraging young people to good morality living esp in these days of HIV. The country made peace with his existing wives...for him to continue doing this is just selfish and disgusting!This guy is supposed be a leader,setting good examples...he is not an ordinary citizen where he can just do whatever is pleasing to his mind and body

      lenny001 - 2012-04-22 09:31

      Who said said u gonna have Aids if u have several wives? As far as im concern polygamy has been here for ages and there was little HIV infections, since u started to adopt the Westerm culture, pls tell me what are the stats of Aids....no wonder why most of u will enevr be married and u will prey on some women's husband, u will have kids who dont have 'fathers', you will be divorce twice in your lifetime.....i am sure u dont understand the meaning of freedom.....but i dont blame you

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 09:40

      Dineo, the guy doesn't sleep around,does he? so why HIV? his teaching is get married and marry as much as you can to avoid adultery and surely minimising the risk of contacting HIV.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 09:56

      Speak for yourself...The Majority of RSA respects our President, This is proven by his current Leadership in this Democracy. Look at Europe and their social issues, We as Africans must learn that our Culture is better than the Western Cultures. We understand FREEDOM very well since 1994 , Thank you very much.

      mbali.patala - 2012-04-23 14:03

      He admitted to sleeping with the HIV positive woman and took a shower afterwards. I have nothing against our president marrying as much as he wants. As long as he is financing their upkeeping. We have pressing matters in this country.

  • Nicole - 2012-04-22 09:28

    Here's a thought, seeing as SA loves to copy everything the USA does, why not start our own series of 'Sister Wives'? Instead of STEALING and ABUSING our hard-earned tax sacrifices, he can use the profits from his show to fund his own sexcapades. Lots of publicity for the c@nt and then he can brag to the whole world what an 18 carat @rsehole he is! Yay for Zuma. Screw the Kardashians, we have 21 (and counting) Zumas! Doesn't it make you so proud...

  • Wisemad Mcmawle - 2012-04-22 09:29

    The fact is there's nothing wrong cause he bring them home he teach us whoever u date u must marry her so that we don't waste each other's time he's good compare to those who have lot of girlfriends dumping them with babies. Some they maintain those babies secretly their wife don't even know about that. If JZ is the only one who does that why we have high statistics of hiv. Here the problem is he's the state president the more he marry the more we pay and is wrong infect he is the number one capitalist in SA if u check his life style.

  • Hadebe - 2012-04-22 09:29

    She was already on spousal budged? And they have a seven year old child? Jeez!!! The man just had to declare his girl friend and they were all immediatly put on the national budget, how many girl friends does he have, please just tell the public how many girl friends he have who are on the state budget and spare us the yearly shock we are now subjected to.

  • Wisemad Mcmawle - 2012-04-22 09:30

    The fact is there's nothing wrong cause he bring them home he teach us whoever u date u must marry her so that we don't waste each other's time he's good compare to those who have lot of girlfriends dumping them with babies. Some they maintain those babies secretly their wife don't even know about that. If JZ is the only one who does that why we have high statistics of hiv. Here the problem is he's the state president the more he marry the more we pay and is wrong infect he is the number one capitalist in SA if u check his life style.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-22 09:33

    Stop whining and do something.

  • Boipelo - 2012-04-22 09:40

    another family allowance with a corresponding increase in the tax payers burden and a further increase on the tax levied on petrol or a further burden on the high income earners.You to got love SA hey!!! work 4 to 5 months 4 the government

  • Hadebe - 2012-04-22 09:40

    I dont mind the man having 50 wives, but i realy mind if i have to help in mantaing them, where in the culture does it say another man should help support your wives? Lets not confuse culture with broad daylight robbery, i might be wanting to have 5 wives, but i cant financialy support them, or all i have to do is declare them and they will be put on the local municipalitys budget? Who knows with the constitution we have here.

  • Fanie - 2012-04-22 09:49

    While Zuma is making a fool of himself and causing the world to laugh at South Africa, our Honourable Vice President is working hard to keep SA's name high.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 10:01

      "Fool" cos ' practices his Culture as an Old school Zulu male. I don't believe in having more than one wife HOWEVER it do show respect if the President has a different perspective conducive to his Culture. A gent of your age has obviously heard of RESPECT, try practicing the ART. Proud to have a ""Proudly African President""

  • Fanie - 2012-04-22 09:53

    If Zuma marries another women, he will be breaking the law. He must marry a man next time as he will break the equality law.

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 10:03

      You are so funny,fanie..hehehehehe, speaking for own gay rights now.

      Kwanele - 2012-04-22 10:40

      Big up to the President show them how its done in african culture\r\nWe african turn to forget who we are, where we come from. 100% behind Msholozi as african I believe in custom and tradition

      Balan - 2012-04-23 14:17

      Fanie, it seems like you are waiting Zuma to marry you next.

  • frank.hartry - 2012-04-22 09:54

    I have just listened to a debate on the SABC part of which three journalists, including two women, profusely congratulated Zuma and wished him luck on his latest marriage. They also discussed the present day youth and the recent disgraceful alleged rape of a young retarded women by seven youths. It apparently did not occur to these journalists that the county's top leader is a bad role model for our youth with his adulterous and polygamous lifestyle. Also that in a survey conducted amongst women in South Africa last year, 84% of women said they were revolted by the practice of polygamy and maintained that it insulted womanhood and felt that it degraded women in the eyes of men. But Zuma, the ANC and this corrupt ANC led government as usual do not listen to the people. The despicable ANC women's league are a disgrace for remaining mum on the matter.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 10:46

      Great Democracy, You are allowed your misguided comment under the constitution,

      smakuwa - 2012-04-22 11:03

      listen franky ANC has nothing to do with Zuma marrying hundred women you are mixing issues go and take your mentally medication

  • CarolynDewrance - 2012-04-22 09:58

    Bigamist thats what he is. and that is illegal in South Africa. So with all the wives he has he must be a moslem God help us all to get rid of this terriorist. Who is playing the whole county for fools and robbing us of our hard earned money.

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 10:07

      Who said moslems are terrorists? paranoia and pension are not far from each other.Do you live alone? I am worried that you might be a risk to yourself.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 10:57

      Delusional paranoia, Oh lets blame the train crash in Holland on the President as well. If you were located in one of the first world countries you would have probably been out of a job with no money so be happy you earn to pay tax. Tax is a world wide phenomenon utilized to maintain the country. Read up on some Zulu culture, This is old school however so is the President. Many young Zulus today would not entertain the idea however I hope they have not been indoctrinated enough to realize that one must respect his decision. For me personally ONE is enough nevertheless this is no reason to berate the President for his decision which he is allowed to practice as per the Constitution. The Muslim bit is ridiculous...... ohh and the President is NO Terrorist.

      Taki - 2012-04-22 12:12

      equate islam to terrorism? U ignorant really sad shameful ignorance!

      Taki - 2012-04-22 12:19

      equate islam to terrorism? U ignorant really sad shameful ignorance!

      Nettie - 2012-04-22 13:26

      Carolyn you could only be a Christian to be so judgemental and ignorant about Moslems. Sham on you.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-22 10:04

    May i make a suggestion here.Non supporters of the anc stop posting comments and opinions anywhere,stop arguing on this site although difficult,simply leave them alone because you are actually marketing them.Can we all stand together and do as i suggested.There are more important and positive things to focus on in life.They are trying to pee you off and getting it right so dont be week ignore them.

  • Gestoffle - 2012-04-22 10:08

    Just another quick sighting: bluzulu and "black en yellow" are in the same threats constantly..........

  • Nkuna Andries - 2012-04-22 10:10

    Always complaining whats wrong with us South African.Zuma he is an African let him practice his culture if its a disgrace is our own problem 2 deal with.Congrats my president.

  • Summer - 2012-04-22 10:19

    The apostle Paul wrote: 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer,he desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife... (1 Timothy 3)

  • ErikMagnetoMaier - 2012-04-22 10:24

    Come on man... you can say that this is African culture as much as you like, but hasn't humanity evolved past sh*t like this? Polygamy, arranged marriages, etc- who needs it. Just pick ONE woman or man you want to be with and thats it. Using taxpayers money to marry and reproduce like a rabbit on viagra. 21 kids? Let's hope not a single one turns out like him...

      Kwanele - 2012-04-22 10:52

      As Pres of this country u are actual showcasing how people\r\nShould prevail the culture,the normz and the tradition in this country.This is country that allows evryone \r\nWhat she/he believes in So why not Prez, you real leading by example

  • Rob - 2012-04-22 10:34

    There should be legislation in South Africa, which stipulates, for only one wife to receive the benefits of being the Presidents wife, NOT ALL.All OTHER wifes and children will have to be supported by the Presidents income not by TAXPAYERS

      Wisemad Mcmawle - 2012-04-22 11:13

      This have to be straight one president one wife if marry another wife he must just step down that's it unless the first wife die. JZ now his family cost us $2m and it shows that he's not done.

      jesme.frederikse - 2012-04-22 14:25

      I can agree with u more Rob...and we also suffer of paying tax

  • Zimbobwe - 2012-04-22 10:40

    This mampara head is not finished: 1.Zuma paid 10 cattle as lobola for Swazi Princess Sebentile Dlamini. 2.He has another son, Edward, with Minah Shongwe, sister of Judge Jeremiah Shongwe. 3. He has two daughters, born 18 January 1998 and 19 September 2002, with Pietermaritzburg businesswoman Priscilla Nonkwaleko Mhlongo. 4.There are reports of four other children – three from a woman from Johannesburg and one from a woman from Richard's Bay. 5.Sonono Khoza, the daughter of Irvin Khoza, gave birth to Zuma's 20th child. Pervert. Sex addict. Porn star. Aids distributer.

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 10:48

      I feel for you Zimbobwe, other men are so gevaarlik out there and your wife have to struggle with your papsak. No wonder you call JZ names.

      Lerato - 2012-04-22 11:03

      @Zimbobwe don't be a player-hater

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 11:31

      Saddd.. To see so many Black brothers and sisters indoctrinated to disrespect the different African Cultures. Damn disgraceful.....look into the mirror....What do you see?

      Zimbobwe - 2012-04-22 11:52

      Black and Yellows and all the others read and apprehend: I never mentioned anything about Zuma's marriages but his extra marital affairs which I think are unAfrican in this day of AIDS and HIV. If your father was married to six wives and busy having sex and making babies out of wedlock with five other women will you be proud of him??? And wena bluzulu who said having sex with your friends daughter(Irvin Khoza) is African culture??? Who said making babies with different women out of wedlock (ubufebe)is African culture??? You are all deluded and knows nothing about African culture. African culture is about respect, honour and dignity no to this loose d!ck aids spreading mampara!!! Go and read my comment again and point were I mentioned Zuma's marriages. I am only talking about his bonking of differen women outside marriage. Does he knows how many other men bonked those women and if they were using a condoms??? If you have sex with five different women out of wedlock there is a possibility that the same women had had sex with other people. It's not like these women were virgins!!! READ and APPREHEND!!!

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 12:14

      ""Pervert. Sex addict. Porn star. Aids distributor"" This is the disrespect I alluded to Zim.....Are these not your words? Suga Wena and wakeup.

      Zimbobwe - 2012-04-22 12:31

      Jah with his attitude of having sex with different women out of wedlock he is a pervert, sex addict. Having sex with an hiv positive women without a condom is distributing aids. I will defend black honour with blood and sweat but I have no respect for this fool!!!

      Zimbobwe - 2012-04-22 12:36

      @bluzulu why don't you address my second comment about Zuma making seven babies with five different women out of wedlock??? C'mon my friend I know you are a man of honour!!!

      bluzulu - 2012-04-22 12:50

      I don't care for the President's personal life, That is private. If he is not breaking the law why should it bother anyone?

      Zimbobwe - 2012-04-22 13:05

      If you don't care why are you so worried when I call him pervert, aids distributor, sex addict. Myself I do care because he is a fool of a leader and the stupid anc sheeple are following him which will in turn takes Mzansi down the drain. Imagine if the whole anc sheeple were having sex with 5 different women and making 7 babies each???

      Nettie - 2012-04-22 13:16

      At least Zuma must be the cleanist person in SA look how often he takes a shower!

  • kensong.ben - 2012-04-22 10:44

    Polygamy or not , who gives u bachers the moral authority to dictate what 1 choose choose over the other ..stick to raising concerns if ur taxes money it been used to fund zuma spouses life style ..else ,whether mono or poly shoudn,t been none of any buz.

      kensong.ben - 2012-04-22 10:58

      Err...should.

      Wisemad Mcmawle - 2012-04-22 11:18

      The rule should be one president one wife that's it or els step down for the sake of tax payers.

      kensong.ben - 2012-04-22 11:58

      Unfortunatly it izn,t ..n for god sake u guys make it sound as if sum if not all of thoz spouses weren,t having a life b4 marrying the prez .familiariz ursefl with the educ n prof history of sum of them.title is just a bonus .they could hv on their own

      Balan - 2012-04-23 14:21

      thecock, watchout your wife is also getting zuma's cock

  • Wisemad Mcmawle - 2012-04-22 10:53

    @Frank if you want a politician to be your role model you must know that you are lost because they change every day those peoples, everything they do is opposite we all know black is black and white is white but to them black is white and white is black.

      Rob - 2012-04-22 10:57

      Whaaaaaat ??????

  • UMvelase - 2012-04-22 11:09

    I'm Zulu but this is way too much. Way, way too much! How can the country progress if monies are thrown around like this?! Not to mention corruption!

  • UMvelase - 2012-04-22 11:09

    I'm Zulu but this is way too much. Way, way too much! How can the country progress if monies are thrown around like this?! Not to mention corruption!

  • Chien-Teng - 2012-04-22 11:11

    Lavish wedding indeed... and what's more disturbing is "...Ngema was already part of the president's spousal budget"... What is wrong with these people and their sense of entitlement? They see themselves as the Royal family and screw the ordinary people. If Jacob Zuma wasn't a politician and has no ties to the wealthy businessmen and has no government tenders, would he be able to afford all his wives and children?

      Tanie - 2012-04-22 11:31

      If you were in China, would you be asking this questions? Thanks to the civilization South Africa is offering you. Kids will be playing marbles with your head by now and your tongue would be a cuisine if you asked those questions while in Your native country China.