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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will marry for the sixth time next
weekend, making long-term fiancee Gloria Bongi Ngema his fourth current
wife, his spokesman says.
Mr Zuma is a Zulu traditionalist, and polygamy is legal in South Africa.
His spokesman, Mac Maharaj, said the private ceremony would take place in
Nkandla in KwaZulu Natal province.
Mr Zuma usually takes one wife with him on official events, on a rotating
The marriage will be his sixth, but he is divorced from one wife and another
took her own life in 2000.
The BBC's Southern Africa correspondent, Karen Allen, says Ms Ngema - a
businesswoman from Durban - is already a familiar figure at the president's
Jacob Zuma (R) and Gloria Bongi Ngema (L) pose with French President
Nicolas Sarkozy (March 2, 2011) Ms Ngema (left) already accompanies Mr
Zuma on official trips (here in Paris)
Mr Zuma, who became president in 2009, recently celebrated his 70th
birthday and has 21 children.
South Africa's Jacob Zuma to wed for sixth time
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