Polygamous South African President Jacon Zuma Marries Third Wife
The polygamous President of South Africa Jacob Zuma has married his third wife with fourth on the horizon. Polygamy is legal in South Africa, and stems from a Zulu tradition. President Zuma has been married five times and has 19 children. The couple had a traditional Zulu wedding involving traditional food, animal skin clothes and dances. Zuma and his new wife Thobeka Stacey Madiba already have two children. In accordance with Zulu tradition, Zuma had to pay lobola, a bribe that the man pays to the family of his fiance, to his new first lady's clan.
Although Zuma was married five times, two of his wives no longer live with him -- one divorced him in 1998, and the other committed suicide in 2000. His wives Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo and Nompumelelo Ntuli still reside with him, however.
It is alleged Zuma plans to wed again soon. It is alleged Zuma has already paid a lobola for his fiance Bongi Ngema.