South Africa President Jacob Zuma marries for the 6th time

World | | April 22, 2012, 2:17 pm
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Zuma has 21 children, including a seven-year-old son with Ngema.

Zuma has 21 children, including a seven-year-old son with Ngema.

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There is no official position of First Lady in South Africa.

There is no official position of First Lady in South Africa.

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His marriage to Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ended in divorce. Another wife Kate Mantsho-Zuma committed suicide in 2000.

His marriage to Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ended in divorce. Another wife Kate Mantsho-Zuma committed suicide in 2000.

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The president is also married to Sizakele Zuma, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma and Tobeka Madiba-Zuma. They all attended the ceremony.

The president is also married to Sizakele Zuma, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma and Tobeka Madiba-Zuma. They all attended the ceremony.

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South African President Jacob Zuma (R) takes part in a dance during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal January 4, 2010.

South African President Jacob Zuma (R) takes part in a dance during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal January 4, 2010.

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The ceremony raised few eyebrows in a country where polygamy is legal and an integral part of Zuma's Zulu culture.

The ceremony raised few eyebrows in a country where polygamy is legal and an integral part of Zuma's Zulu culture.

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South African President Jacob Zuma takes part in a dance during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, January 4, 2010.

South African President Jacob Zuma takes part in a dance during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, January 4, 2010.

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Tobeka Madiba arrives for her traditional wedding to South African President Jacob Zuma at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, January 4, 2010.

Tobeka Madiba arrives for her traditional wedding to South African President Jacob Zuma at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, January 4, 2010.

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South African President Jacob Zuma (L) takes part in a dance during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba (R), his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, January 4, 2010.

South African President Jacob Zuma (L) takes part in a dance during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba (R), his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, January 4, 2010.

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South African President Jacob Zuma marries his fiancee Bongi Ngema (R) at a traditional ceremony known as 'Umgcagco' at his home in Nkandla, in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal province, in this handout picture supplied by the Government Communication and Information Service, April 20, 2012.

South African President Jacob Zuma marries his fiancee Bongi Ngema (R) at a traditional ceremony known as 'Umgcagco' at his home in Nkandla, in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal province, in this handout picture supplied by the Government Communication and Information Service, April 20, 2012.

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South African President Jacob Zuma arrives for his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal January 4, 2010.

South African President Jacob Zuma arrives for his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal January 4, 2010.

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South African President Jacob Zuma poses for photographs with his three wives Sizakele Khumalo (R), Nompumelelo Ntuli (L) and Thobeka Mabhija after delivering his state-of-the-nation address in parliament in Cape Town June 3, 2009.

South African President Jacob Zuma poses for photographs with his three wives Sizakele Khumalo (R), Nompumelelo Ntuli (L) and Thobeka Mabhija after delivering his state-of-the-nation address in parliament in Cape Town June 3, 2009.

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The presidency said none of the wives had a constitutional role or received any state funds.

The presidency said none of the wives had a constitutional role or received any state funds.

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South Africa's polygamous President Jacob Zuma got married for the sixth time, taking his long-time girlfriend Bongi Ngema as his newest bride and fourth current wife in a private ceremony at his rural home.

South Africa's polygamous President Jacob Zuma got married for the sixth time, taking his long-time girlfriend Bongi Ngema as his newest bride and fourth current wife in a private ceremony at his rural home.

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Ngema, an activist and former information technology worker, is well known in South Africa and has already accompanied the president on foreign visits.

Ngema, an activist and former information technology worker, is well known in South Africa and has already accompanied the president on foreign visits.

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South African President Jacob Zuma (L) shares a joke with a family member during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, January 4, 2010.

South African President Jacob Zuma (L) shares a joke with a family member during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, January 4, 2010.

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Tobeka Madiba (C) arrives with her bride maids during her traditional wedding to South African President Jacob Zuma at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, January 4, 2010.

Tobeka Madiba (C) arrives with her bride maids during her traditional wedding to South African President Jacob Zuma at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, January 4, 2010.

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South African President Jacob Zuma (R) takes part in a dance during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, January 4, 2010.

South African President Jacob Zuma (R) takes part in a dance during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, January 4, 2010.