The former president of South Africa has been married six times, and currently has four wives. His fiancée, Nonkanyiso Conco is set to be his fifth, and youngest wife…
The engagement to Nonkanyiso Conco (who is 52 years younger than the former president) allegedly caused upheaval in the Zuma household in 2018.
However, the mother of Zuma’s 23rd child is forging her own identity in the world, and currently hosts the #WomenInConversation show on Vuma FM to help raise awareness about issues affecting women in South Africa.
Conco, from Ballito, gave birth to the child in April last year. The journalism graduate was a director at Nomkhubulwane Culture and Youth Development Organisation in Pietermaritzberg, but reportedly resigned from her position after the baby was born.
Although Zuma has reportedly paid lobola, there hasn’t been any further information on when the wedding is set to take place. And with 2019 being an election year, Zuma may be too distracted by political appearances to focus on wedding arrangements.
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So who are Jacob Zuma’s current and former wives?
Zuma currently has four wives, and one fiancée. However, he has been married six times. Here are some details of Zuma’s current and former wives:
1. Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo
At 79, “MaKhumalo” is the oldest of Zuma’s wives, and has stuck by his side through thick and thin. She married him shortly after he was released from prison in 1973, and the couple stayed together while he lived in exile. The couple never conceived any children together.