Friday, 20 April 2018

Jacob Zuma Set To Wed Again - Meet His 24-Year Old Bride

Wedding bells are set to ring once again around Nkandla, as the small rural KwaZulu-Natal town’s most famous citizen, Jacob Zuma, is set to walk down the aisle for the seventh time.

According to TimesLIVE, the former president is set to wed a 24-year old woman from Ballito, named Nonkanyiso Conco.

“Yes‚ we are getting married‚ but that is all I can say,” Conco confirmed to the publication.

“I need to consult before I give any interviews.”

Who is Nonkanyiso Conco?
Conco is based in Pietermaritzburg and works as a director at Nomkhubulwane Culture and Youth Development Organisation which, according to TimesLIVE, aims to preserve the cultural practices of Zulu maidens.
Jacob Zuma Set To Wed Again - Meet His 24-Year Old Bride
She will become Zuma’s seventh bride, and his youngest, as there is at 52-year age difference between the couple.

Zuma has five wives currently, although he was separated from Nompumelelo Zuma – popularly known as MaNtuli – after she was reportedly implicated in a plot to poison him.

His marriage to former African Union chair, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ended in divorce back in 1998.

A timeline of Zuma’s weddings:
- Zuma first tied the knot in 1973, after he had to wait until his release from Robben Island – where he served a 10-year sentence – to marry his teenage sweetheart Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo, otherwise known as MaKhumalo.
- In 1976, he married Kate Mantsho, and they were married for 24-years, and welcomed twins Duduzile and the controversial Duduzane, before she committed suicide in 2000.
- Nine years after his first marriage, he took his third wife, Dlamini-Zuma, and the couple welcomed four daughters, before going their separate ways after 16 years of marriage.
- The year before he became South African President, he wed MaNtuli, before their union came to the unceremonious end.
- In 2010, a year into his presidency, he took another wife – this time Thobeka Madiba.
- Hie last walked down the aisle in 2012, when she married MaNgema, full name Gloria Bongekile Ngema. They have one child together.
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