Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma is to marry his long-time fiancée, Bongi Ngema, next weekend, the Sunday Times reported in its early edition on Saturday evening.
The president’s spokesperson, Mac Maharaj, confirmed to the newspaper that the president would formalise his relationship with Ngema at a private traditional ceremony in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal.
Ngema will be Zuma’s fourth wife. His other wives are Sizakele Khumalo, Nompumelelo Zuma and Thobeka Stacey Mabhija.
He divorced home affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in 1998 while another wife, Kate Zuma, committed suicide in 2000.
The president has a three-year-old son with Ngema. His bride-to-be has already accompanied him on a diplomatic trip to France.
Ngema hails from Umlazi township, south of Durban and has numerous qualifications including a business degree.
The president celebrated his 70th birthday on Friday where Ngema and Zuma’s three wives were on hand to help him cut a R12 500 birthday cake.
The Sunday Times said the president’s Nkandla homestead had been given a R64m upgrade that included six new double-storey thatch rondavels for his wives and family
Taken from an online News 24 article.
So THAT is why I will be voting this year. Just like I have voted every year I’ve been allowed to since I turned 18.
I asked 10 random people in my office today and of those 10 – not one person said they would be voting. Here is their rationale:
1. I didn’t register in time
2. I would rather sleep in
3. Public Holiday, woohoo
4. I forgot to register
5. I have no-one to vote for.
Guys, my patriotic hart has a huge sad right now. if you do not vote, for legitimate reasons in the 2014 elections then the following rules should apply:
1. You must come to work on voting day.
2. You must never get a public holiday again
3. You must get me coffee every day (ya, I’m throwing that one in there)
4. You can never ever complain about our country again
5. You must remember that you are to blame for Jacob Zuma’s family tree looking like this: