JOHANNESBURG- AfricaNews24/7 can exclusively reveal that not only is former president Jacob Zuma getting married for the seventh time, he has already fathered a child with Nonkanyiso Conco.
The child was conceived while Zuma was still ANC and state president and was born on 12 April this year.
It’s understood that Zuma promised Conco, 26, and her family that he would marry her after his term as president came to an end. However, both families are understood to be very happy with the arrangement and lobola has already been paid for Conco.
That came sooner than expected for Zuma, whose second term as state president was only meant to end next year following new national elections. He was, however, recalled by the ANC and resigned in February after Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the ANC at Nasrec in December.
It remains common in Zulu culture for older men to wed younger woman and to head polygamous households.
Zuma has been married six times before. He divorced once and lost another wife to suicide. His last marriage was in 2012 to Gloria Ngema.
Conco will be his youngest wife.