SA's President Jacob Zuma has found himself in a new sex scandal. The President has allegedly fathered a child with the daughter of one of his friends. The news comes shortly after his fifth marriage this year. The opposition has been quick to accuse him "of undermining his own government's safe sex campaign, designed to limit the spread of HIV and AIDS."
Media outlets are awash with reports that Zuma fathered a baby girl with a 39-year-old divorcee Sonona Khoza in October last year. Sonono is the daughter of Irvin Khoza, a close friend of the President and the chairman of the organising committee for the world cup. He is also chairman of one of the biggest teams in South Africa (Orlando Pirates) and is vice-president of the South African Football Association.
However In 2006 Zuma was trialed and acquitted of raping a family friend who was HIV positive. His claim that he protected himself from the virus by having a shower after sex prompted widespread ridicule and outrage in South Africa.
According to news reports, the Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille, has been quoted as saying Zuma’s conduct was damaging to the struggle against HIV and AIDS.
“President Jacob Zuma’s behavior directly contradicts the government’s campaign against multiple sexual partners, and the inherent Aids risk in having unprotected sex," Zille said in a statement. "South Africa now has a President who, both through his words and his actions, is doing similar damage to that struggle".
Not only that president Zuma is a polygamous man, Early this year, he got married to his fifth wife, Thobeka Madiba, aged 37. He has also engaged Gloria Bongi Ngema from Durban. It is not known if Zuma would tie the knot with Ngema anytime soon.
Jacob Zuma’s other wives include, Sizakele Khumalo, who he married in 1973, and Nompumelelo MaNtuli-Zuma, who he married in 2007 during a traditional wedding at his Nkandla home.
The president was legally married to Kate Zuma who died in 2000, Home Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, was also married to the ANC president but later divorced in 1998.
i guess he has lost the sense of shame
You know what? I have been wondering what kind of person he is. He is very babaric in behaviour with no sense of decency at all. WHAT KIND OF PRESIDENT IS HE? SOMEONE TELL ME!
Charles said:i guess he has lost the sense of shame
President Zuma's action, without doubt, is an embarrassment to his country and admirers. As a leader, he is expected to be a role model to the young ones. His actions and inactions carry so much weight. Though he has finally apologised over the latest incidence, one hopes this will be the last of such embarrassing moments from him. To whom much is given, much is expected.
Evidence of good leader.this shows d kind of leader we have.