Polygamist President's Sex Life Making Headlines In South Africa

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South African president Jacob Zuma, second right, seen with his three wives Sizakele Khumalo, right, Nompumelo Ntuli, left, and Thobeka Mabhija, second left, after giving the State of the Nation address, at parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, June 3, 2009. President Jacob Zuma invoked the legacy of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela on Wednesday as he urged South Africans to pull together in a time of national and global uncertainty. (AP Photo/Mike Hutchings, Pool)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's governing party says a report that the president fathered a child out of wedlock is making "a mountain out of nothing."

Johannesburg's Sunday Times newspaper, citing unnamed friends of the woman's family, reported that President Jacob Zuma had a daughter in October.

The paper said the child's mother is not one of Zuma's three wives nor a fourth woman to whom he is engaged.

Zuma, an unabashed polygamist, has not commented on the Times story. Monday's statement from the governing African National Congress party neither confirmed nor denied Zuma is the child's father.

Zuma's party swept parliamentary elections last year, ensuring him the presidency, even though he had acknowledged a previous affair.


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  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Feb 1, 2010 at 03:31 PM
    What happens in South Africa, should stay in South Africa. Buzz-
  • by Anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 at 03:29 PM
    I am not a Obama supporter, but why is this news. Who cares.
  • by Shannon Location: Kinston on Feb 1, 2010 at 02:28 PM
    Are you kidding me? We currently have one of the worse presidents in history and this guy makes headlines? Whats wrong with this world..The US needs to worry about how we are going dig our selves outta the hole Obama is throwing us in...let the people of that country deal with their own leaders
  • by mohammad Location: Greenville on Feb 1, 2010 at 12:09 PM
    I wonder if he's been emailing Little John Edwards for any advice? Gotta love those politicans and their sex drives.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Feb 1, 2010 at 12:00 PM
    Jacob Zuma loves women a little bit too much I can tell. He sure better hope he does not set foot in the U.S. or he will have several people wanting to go after him.
  • by ToPirategirl Location: Greenville on Feb 1, 2010 at 10:35 AM
    Amen!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 at 10:16 AM
    We have enough sinning in Obongas party to worry about what going on over there.
  • by pirategirl Location: greenville on Feb 1, 2010 at 09:17 AM
    and we care because?????????
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