A day long Zulu traditional wedding ceremony is currently underway in South Africa where President Jacob Zuma is to marry Thobeka Madiba. She will be his third wife. Zuma is a Zulu traditionalist who practices polygamy and has married five times. The 68-year-old has 19 children.
The Zulu traditional ceremony will run the whole day in Zuma’s home village and the media have been asked to stay at bay by the office of the president, as the wedding is a private event.
Zuma was previously married to Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, whom he divorced in 1998 and Kate Zuma, who committed suicide in 2000.