South Africa’s President Marries for the 6th Time

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South Africa’s President Marries for the 6th Time
Sun 22-04-2012

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma who is 70 years old, celebrated his 6thwedding on Saturday in a 2nd day of weekend celebrations in his hometown Nkandala.


The President formalised his relationship with long-time fiancé businesswomen Bongi Ngema in festivities that were full of traditional Zulu culture, including Zulu songs and dances while dressed in leopard skins and carrying a shield surrounded by men in similar warrior attire.


Friday afternoon's tying of the knot was followed by a glitzy western-style evening reception with a tiered cake where the couple donned formal wear in a marquee erected on the grounds of a local school. The couple has a 7 year old son and Ngema joins Zuma's 3 other wives to become one of 4 first ladies with all spouses attending the marriage.


The wedding is his 3rd in just over 4 years and the 2nd since coming to power in 2009 as the country's 1st president with multiple wives.


In all, President Jacob Zuma has married 6 times and has 21 children. One of his wives has died, and another, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, divorced him.