THE Sunday Times reports today that President Jacob Zuma has fathered a love child with Sonono Khoza, daughter of Irvin Khoza, a man six years his junior.
The child was born in October last year and is said to be his 20th child.
This from the story:
Sonono Khoza, a 39-year-old divorcée, was pregnant when her father, Orlando Pirates boss and chairman of the soccer World Cup local organising committee, was invited to share the stage with the newly elected president during a post-election bash at Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, in June last year.
It is unclear whether the “Iron Duke”, as he is known, knew then who was the father of his unborn grandchild.
The Sunday Times can today reveal that Sonono gave birth to a girl on October 8 last year, barely three months before the country’s most famous polygamist tied the knot for the fifth time.
Baby Thandekile Matina Zuma, now nearly four months old, has been registered in her father’s name, and brings to 20 the number of children known to have been fathered by him – along with the 19 Zuma is officially said to have had, with his ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, his late wife, Kate Zuma, and his current wives and girlfriends.
This sort of behaviour from a president is totally unacceptable. And the fig-leaf of “polygamy” cannot be used to conceal this problem.
Zuma owes this country an explanation for why he is behaving in this way. Promiscuity is one bad enough. But unprotected sex sets the very worst example possible.
Leave my president alone. If I had millions of taxpayers (read “suckers”) to foot the bill for my promiscuous lifestyle, I’d do it too. So would you for that matter so suck it upand go complain about something you wouldn’t do yourself.
The joke just keeps building momentum, with no punchline in sight.
U gotta love South Africa, there’s never a dull moment in this country
Keep it zipped, Mr President! Or at least practise safe ***. If you put as much enthusiasm into your job as you do into your *** life this country will be a great place to live. You are becoming the laughing stock of the world.
Unprotected *** eish.
GOOD LUCK SONONO AND THAT SHOWS HOW STUPD YOU ARE.
A very disappointing act indeed from our President, I must admit!!
This post could not have been written on a better blog than one called the wild frontier. Who, in his right mind can have any respect for someone like Zuma. He does not deserve the name of president, not even spelt without a capital P
What happened Nkosinathi? Did a little part of your brain, unused up till now, suddenly switch on.
It is a fact that Kwazulu Natal has the highest HIV/AIDS figures in South Africa. Because their leader is promiscuous, they think they can do the same, and then they blame the whites for not understanding Zulu culture. Zulu culture condones polygamy and promiscuity, that’s why there are millions of black HIV orphans. Whites think with their heads, not their u-know-whats…
Larry: “The joke just keeps building momentum, with no punchline in sight.”
Larry, I will be waiting for you at the altar. Let’s get married NOW
what kind of animals choose to live like this? this women is disgrace and so is zuma.they have poor judgement and standards. they have turned our gorvenment into the jerry springer show!
When you call him the effing (verb)president, you’re not insulting him, merely stating a fact.
Zuma is just a typical man and this has just shown the man in him. The one with Roll ons
I wish Sonono and the little baby all the best. May the little one have a blessed life and bring the parents lots of joy.
Letz nt pull the culture card here coz it doesn’t justify infidelity. 4 wives but he’s stil nt satisfied?..mr President, atleast try an orgy wit ur wives….Zuma’s mshini’wam is more dan wat we bargained for.
with this pandemic n mr president u impregnanting all these women, I wonder on both parties whether are there any brains used, or ladies if mr president wants a screw u sacrifise yo life n sleep with him with no cd.
There’s something that his doing right in the bedroom and we all want to taste it.
Ooh please not this(unprotect) again. Someone must say it is a bad joke. Being a genuine African this make me feel disgusted and it warrants other races( including racist) of this world to question morals of Africans in modern world. A worst epitome of leadership voted for by the people in AFRIKA.
There is nothing wrong with polygamy. All the founding fathers of the world’s major religions were polygamists! Even Jesus and Paul argued for monogamy as a desirable form of marriage union between a man and a woman. They did not condemn polygamy.
The issue here is Zuma’s exploitation of polygamy for selfish reasons or rather to use it cover up a reckless and indiscriminate sexual life.
In South Africa the issue gets lost because we attack polygamy as an institution and attack Zulus generally as a tribe when we should focus on Zuma himself and his personal conduct.
It is unmanly and immoral but not criminal to seduce adult “children” of your male friends. From the rape victim of the famous case to Sonono; Zuma has abused the hopitality of his male friends by getting involved with their daughters!
If he is your friend keep him away from your home and womenfolk; he is a charming lying risky cassanova !
It’s a well established pattern that he has publicly left behind his romantic wake.
and seriously he needs the council of elders at eNkandla to call him to order. He neither has the financial and biological resources to fulfill his role and conjugal obligations to all these young women. And affordability is not the criterion, because it appears as if each time a lady friend is pregant Zuma then decides to marry them. Hardly the stuff that real polygamy operates like.
Let’s leave all the twaddle about KZN HIV prevalance rate and stick to the real matter at hand: the conduct of the man himself. Polygamy happens within rules some of them involve the consesus of his existing wives and basic courting etiquette as defined by Zulu cultural practices. Premarital pregnancy was never condoned in Zulu culture which culture JZ seem keen to invoke to his defence. Which I am battling to find here!
Zulu culture is very strict, no one has a licence to go around fathering kids in the name of polygamy. It makes a mockery of the practice. If mishaps happen there are strict rules and stiff penalties to make sure that the offender thinks twice before doing the same thing again.
Left to his own devices the man will marry the rest of South African women.
Yebo Mandla. Only our president does not think twice because he did not get past thinking once.
The next bull killing ritual should have Zuma alone against the bull so we can watch him kill the bull single (handedly) with his great spear.
Is it true that he neither smokes not drinks? He does have a lot of time on his hands, despite having such a big family. Maybe he just makes babies out of boredom. I wonder if his friends will still be inviting him to their homes.
Am I wrong in thinking that for a black woman to refuse the advances of a leader of the nation like Zuma, would be an insult? Do these women have a choice in the matter, or is a roll in the hay with the president a status symbol amongst the ladies? With the morals of an alley cat, how can his followers exercise safe *** when he “goes forth and multiplies” again and again, as if the Bible wrote that text with only him in mind?
Unfortunately the prevalance of HIV among the Zulu nation cannot be separated or ignored, as suggested by somebody above, it is a matter of “monkey see monkey do”, people follow examples set by their idols, and as long as men demand favours from women without thought to the repercussions of their actions, the problem of over-population, HIV and poverty will not go away. It costs a lot of money to raise a child to adulthood, where will the money come from to raise and educate these millions of children if we all start humping like rabbits? Zulu culture may be the excuse used by the leaders of this nation for their loose morals – maybe the people should re-assess their culture, and adapt it to the 21st century, instead of still living in the 19th century when all they had to fear was malaria and boers with guns. Some of the barbaric acts that are committed in the name of “culture” should not be tolerated in the 21st century.
I see a movie coming:
All the president’s women!
Or: I know what you did last summer, again and again. (mini series in 20 parts)
Or: S*x, lies and politics.
I live in the USA and I’m amazed at the behavior of your President. This guy is an embarrassment to South Africa and should be a source of shame to all of black South Africa. The idea that the ANC supports his behavior or finds nothing wrong with it says a lot about the current leadership. This man is using his powerful position to take advantage of these helpless women. In most civilized countries of the world, he would be asked to step aside and made to answer for his poor choices. The ANC should take an inward look at itself. Everything isn’t about racism and inequality. When one of yours behaves in a manner that undermines your values, you should hold them accountable irrespective of their position. It makes your party stronger and people believe in your cause. South Africa’s status in the world has fallen so much from the days of Nelson Mandela. Who will take a president and country seriously that all you think of when he is mentioned is how many wives and girlfriends he has, how many children were born out of wedlock, and who will be the next victim.
Zuma is our ******* president, ******* being the operative word.
What our president is doing is totally wrong and what really pisses me off is that he is doing it in the name of culture.
Isac..Mr president u abuse in form of culture,u’r l`8 2 b example
It is clear the RSA President still has his herd’s boy mentality – and as he said, when the female is “ready” it would be wrong not to “give” “it” to her. Yes, as Malema said, the President is the father of the nation, and the President makes every effort to fit that description very well.
I feel I should not have to write this, out of a willingness to respect for the office of the President but I believe that what our President is doing is simply not befitting of the office of President of the Republic of South Africa. He MUST step down or be ‘recalled’.
He is a physical male – he demonstrates that but is that all what counts, considering his position as the leader of the country?
What about his apparent ‘double standards’ when it comes to his position on AIDS and advice about protection when having *** and his ‘so called ‘advice to the nation’ in his speeches about the same and his apparent ‘flippant view’ of how a woman in this country should be treated and respected – using his ‘Zulu culture’ as an excuse?
Is this how a man and more especially the President of South Africa should behave?
Never mind his apologies, he does not live up to the standards of our past President Mandela and cannot even fit into his shoes.
Shame on us all as a nation!
Are we to lower our standards to accommodate our new President – or his seemingly populist (at any cost to the Nation) Die-Hard 10 supporters like Malema?
IT IS VERY SAD THAT WE VOTED HIM PRESIDENT AND TODAY HE DOEST NOT CARE WHAT WE SAY ABOUT HIS RECKLESS LOVE LIFE.HE IS REALLY RUINING OUR COUNTRY’S IMAGE ON GENDER ISSUES.
BIG UP MR PRESIDENT
Ladies and Gentlemen…. We can comment as many times as we like, it is good and all, practicing the freedom of speech, but let us not focus on what he done but on what can be done… I feel that he really needs a good friend to confide in and get everything out of his system… let us the public jump on his head and make him feel the pain and suffering, us the middle and lower class feel when we do wrong, and then extend a hand to him to pick him up, give him a smack and tell him to find himself and rule our prosperous country the right way.. media is all over and it has a major control on all of our lifes… I actually didnt want to type a long comment but anyway… please comment: Solutions and we all can have peace in the country.
I’m an African… But I feel that I have been let down by this man… (if he is a man that is) because I am now ashamed to say I’m a South African.We all need to make him step down; he doesn’t deserve that office,& he is incompetent, his mind just does not register that he is supposed to be a president or at least pretend to be a president…
Our presidents need to grow up and to be a good example in our country .he got 5 wifes but he still gng for young kids and unprotected ***….
the day they do it to one of your daughters u will feel it as much as the south africans are feeling it to we might not digest this but use your brain not your genitals to think