‘Yes‚ I am Marrying Jacob Zuma’ – Conco

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JOHANNESBURG: The Republic Mail had earlier reported that Zuma getting married for a seventh time and he has already fathered a child with Nonkanyiso Conco. 

However, the Sowetan has reported that Conco confirmed that she and the elder statesman were set to wed.

“Yes‚ we are getting married‚ but that is all I can say. I need to consult before I give any interviews‚” she said.

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She would not be drawn on their courtship and their relationship in general. Conco is a director of the Pietermaritzburg-based Nomkhubulwane Culture and Youth Development Organisation‚ aimed at protecting the cultural practices of Zulu maidens.

It remains common in Zulu culture for older men to wed younger woman and to head polygamous households.

Zuma has been married six times before. He divorced once and lost another wife to suicide. His last marriage was in 2012 to Gloria Ngema.

Conco will be his youngest wife.