President Jacob Zuma, 70, is to marry his long-time fiancée, Bongi Ngema, next weekend according to the Sunday Times of South Africa.
The president's spokesman, Mac Maharaj, confirmed that the president would formalize his relationship with Ngema at a private traditional ceremony in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal.
Ngema will be Zuma's 4th wife. His other wives are Sizakele Khumalo, Nompumelelo Zuma and Thobeka Stacey Mabhija.
Ngema hails from Umlazi township, south of Durban and has numerous qualifications including a business degree.
The Sunday Times said the president's Nkandla homestead had been given an upgrade that included 6 new double-storey thatch rondavels for his wives and family.